Report: Nintendo NX to Enter Mass Production in Q2 2016, to Ship 10-12M in 2016 - VGChartz
Report: Nintendo NX to Enter Mass Production in Q2 2016, to Ship 10-12M in 2016

Report: Nintendo NX to Enter Mass Production in Q2 2016, to Ship 10-12M in 2016 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 30 November 2015 / 6,583 Views

Nintendo will begin mass production of its upcoming NX platform in the second quarter of 2016, according to a report by DigiTimes.

The report states that Nintendo is targeting to ship 20 million units of the NX in 2016. However, the upstream component suppliers expect Nintendo to ship between 10 million and 12 million units. It's worth remembering that these are figures that the Wii U has achieved in roughly three years.

Foxconn Technology, Macronix, Pixart Imaging, Coxon Precise Industrial, Nishoku Technology, Delta Technology, Lingsen Precision Industries, and Jentech will all supply components for the upcoming platform.

Very little is known about the platform at this time, but if it does enter mass production in the second quarter of 2016 that would give it a likely release window of holiday 2016.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Qwark (on 30 November 2015)

Well if true Nintendo's showing some balls

tripenfall (on 30 November 2015)

E3 2016 can't come quickly enough!

COKTOE (on 30 November 2015)

Pretty ambitious numbers if true.

garretslarrity (on 30 November 2015)

We hear this now and don't even know what the damn thing even is!

PAOerfulone (on 30 November 2015)

They better come out all guns blazing than in terms of launch titles. Zelda Wii U, Pikmin 4, next 3D Mario, Pokémon Gen 7, just off the top of my head

PAOerfulone (on 30 November 2015)

Well. Either this confirms that there is a handheld component, which confirms the hybrid Fusion system. Or Nintendo has a lot of balls... or not a lot of brains... I sure hope they know what they're doing.

Werix357 (on 01 December 2015)

It seems Nintendo is going for the best bang for your buck approach to their next console. Also after looking into the component suppliers, cartridge gaming looks to be a possibility with the new hardware. Also I'm sure Nintendo have realised the problems with disc data transfer speeds for open world games like Zelda Wii U and Xenoblade X so removing the need for game installs from disc would be a plus.

Ninten78 (on 30 November 2015)

I still think 2017,this is a rumour till confirmed

COKTOE (on 01 December 2015)

You could be right. Definitely possible.

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michel3105 (on 01 December 2015)

Yes. In any case, if 2016, surely not Q2; will be Q4, at best.

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John2290 (on 30 November 2015)

Well, that confirms it for me. Its a handheld. Possibly a HD, touchscreen (vita like) with a plug and play feature for TV displays. IMO, HD, console quality Nintendo games on the go...or in bed is brilliant. I would even consider buying one if it focuses on physical media.

think-man (on 01 December 2015)

What a load of crap. Im sorry i cannot take this seriously.

shenlong213 (on 30 November 2015)

http://www.businessinsider.com/digitimes-2013-6 Read it and tell me Digitime reliable or not

Justagamer (on 30 November 2015)

If this is true, then surely it means an early in the year release. No way they ship 10 million with a September or later release. I hope so too, I'm ready to put my wiiu to rest.

peterdavid12345 (on 30 November 2015)

Yeah, if this rumor is true, then it's def a handheld. Since Sony pretty much abandoned this market, Nintendo can now take the whole cake! But be careful tho, don't make the same mistake like Kodak.

Ruler (on 30 November 2015)

So its going to be cheap and handheld and console versions it looks like

padib (on 30 November 2015)

Handheld + Home console numbers average for Nintendo (all gens considered). Its a fair estimate.

hershel_layton (on 30 November 2015)

Funny how we don't even know anything about it. This feels like marrying a person you've never met.

ArchangelMadzz (on 30 November 2015)

If they want to ship 32 million in the time PS4 sold about 20, then it must be cheap is fuck.

AAA300 (on 30 November 2015)

I'm assuming you mean sold cheap and not that it lacks in quality .

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ArchangelMadzz (on 30 November 2015)

Oh yeah I'm not referring to the quality, simply just 'inexpensive'

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CaptainExplosion (on 30 November 2015)

This is probably just a stupid rumour put out by Michael "Shit-Eating Grin" Pachter.