Thursday, 23 November, 2017

Nintendo hopes to produce 25-30 million Switch units for fiscal 2018

Seeking a Nintendo Switch price drop now is a non-starter Nintendo To Increase Switch Production; Planning To Ship 50 Million Units By April 2019
Velma Reese | 11 November, 2017, 01:10

Currently, Nintendo's projections for the fiscal year are to sell 14 million Switch units, though the increased production of the system for next fiscal year could change depending on how well the system performs during the upcoming holiday season (and the Switch's first holiday season).

A new report reveals that Nintendo is planning a significant increase in Switch production for 2018. In both Japan and North America, stock for the Switch always sells out.

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The Wall Street Journal has managed to learn from different sources that the Japanese company is expecting to produce between 25 and 30 million units in its next fiscal year, which will end on March 2019. In other words, the Switch could beat the Wii U in under a year with a big holiday marketing push, and in all likelihood it'll eclipse it early in 2018. Although Microsoft has long since stopped reporting Xbox One sales numbers, the company is believed to have sold somewhere around 30 million units to date. In a financial results briefing, Nintendo shared that Super Mario: Odyssey sold more than 2 million copies in the three days following its release. Nintendo's popular Switch console should be a hot commodity, and the company has vowed there will be no shortages could stymie shoppers. This is to ensure more people can buy the console. The above shows an overlay of sell-through figures together with Wii and Wii U data for the first years after release. Some analysts predict the Switch could ship more than 115 million in its lifetime. Here's to hoping that alongside the tens of millions of Switches come a few Classics, too.

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