Report: Nintendo to Double Switch Production for Fiscal Year Ending March 2018 - NewsWilliam D'Angelo, posted on 17 March 2017 / 11,164 Views
Nintendo plans to double the production of the Nintendo Switch for the fiscal year ending March 2018, according to internal sources briefed on the plans who spoke with The Wall Street Journal.
The gaming giant had originally planned to ship eight million Switch units by the end of March 2018, however, it has now been increased to 16 million units.
That figure is more than the Wii U sold has sold in over four years on the market. It is behind the Wii, which sold 20 million units in its first 13 months. However, the Wii did have two holiday periods during that timeframe.
Nintendo has doubled the figures due to higher than expected demand for the console. The company plans to sell more than 10 million units in the next fiscal, following the launch month where it plans to ship 2.5 million units.
Nintendo has not provided any sales figures for the Switch, however, we do know it has sold 330,000 units in Japan,and 80,000 units in the UK. A report from SuperData says the Switch has sold an estimated 1.5 million units worldwide.
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