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Nintendo reportedly plans to ramp up Switch production in 2018

11 November 2017

The Switch now has sold almost eight million units since its launch on March 3rd. But according to a new report, Nintendo is preparing to react to rampant demand for the console in a big way by massively upping its supply.

One of the aspects that apparently caught Nintendo off guard was the system being seen by many as a handheld device over a home console, which took it from a one-per-household prospect to a device that multiple individuals in a home might want their own of.

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Well, today the Wall Street Journal reports that Nintendo intends to produce 25-30 million Switch units in its next fiscal year, which will commence in April 2018. In keeping with that mindset, Nintendo wants to make Switch shortages a thing of the past beginning in the next fiscal year. Nintendo is setting its sights on the Nintendo Wii, which sold more than 100 million units. Right now, the Switch is sitting on roughly 7.5 million units sold in eight months worldwide - that's based off a number at the start of October, so it's likely higher, and Nintendo is waiting for holiday/Black Friday sales to give us another figure. The company believes it will ship another 9.1 million units by March 2018, which would put the total sales at 17 million within a year of launch.

Hopefully next year it's easier for gamers to buy a Switch.

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Nintendo reportedly plans to ramp up Switch production in 2018