Nintendo to Boost Produce Between 25 and 30 Million Switches Next Year

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The move suggests a big leap in confidence from Nintendo, who more than doubled its expected first year sales for the system. However, Nintendo's apparent willingness to increase the availability of Switch consoles makes the supply shortfalls of the NES and SNES Classics particularly confusing. Combined with sales from its launch month in March, that will bring it to a total of almost 17 million units in its 13 months of availability. If the Switch sells well enough over the course of the coming holiday season, production could be ramped up even higher; the plan is still developing and relatively flexible.

Sources who supposedly have "direct knowledge" of Nintendo's plans informed the Wall Street Journal that the company is aiming to produce 25 to 30 million Switches during the fiscal year running from April 2018 to March 2019. This is to ensure more people can buy the console.

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The goal was never about beating the Wii U's sales, however, as that is a low bar.

A new report reveals that Nintendo is planning a significant increase in Switch production for 2018. Nintendo's popular Switch console should be a hot commodity, and the company has vowed there will be no shortages could stymie shoppers. Nomura Securities analyst Junko Yamamura, the outlet says, predicts the console will sell "115.8 million units by March 2023". Fans of the hybrid console would bet on the latter, but it's too early to tell what the future holds for the Nintendo Switch.

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