Report: Nintendo Doubling Production of Nintendo Switch to Meet Demand

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A new report over on the Wall Street Journal shows that Nintendo is finally learning from their mistakes in not producing enough Nintendo Switch consoles.

Nintendo will reportedly be doubling (at least) their production of the console in the next fiscal year, via “people briefed on the plans.” According to the source(s), the reasoning behind this is to obviously catch up with the demand for the system.

The company recognizes the next fiscal year as beginning in April 2017, meaning we could be seeing a big jump in production and availability as early as next month.

Nintendo originally gauged selling eight or so million Switch units within the first year, so the new sixteen million expectation would have us guessing at them potentially selling over ten million units.

Brandon Orselli


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