Published: Sat, November 11, 2017
Research | By Raquel Erickson

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

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

Just last month, Nintendo updated its fiscal year 2017-2018 forecast for the Switch to 17 million units sold by March 2018, the console's 13th month on sale. Nintendo is not slowing down as more great games will be out in 2018. The Nintendo Switch released in March, and since then has made an impressive name for itself with titles like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Splatoon 2, and Super Mario Odyssey.

Nintendo's Switch console could be a bit easier to find next year. It is getting both strong first party and third party support.

Since its launch earlier this year, the Nintendo Switch has steadily grown its audience with over 7.5 million systems shipped, and next year the company might be gearing up for a big push to growing that audience even more.

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. 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. This is to ensure more people can buy the console. The console is performing way better than the Wii U.

And while there's no telling whether or not such a pace would be sustainable for Switch in the long run, the hybrid home/portable hardware would eventually surpass Nintendo's most popular home console, the Wii, if it did continue selling at that pace for its lifetime.

Demand for Nintendo Switch remains high, but supply shortages have proven to be a problem since launch.

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