Nintendo has reportedly doubled Switch production plans

Pablo Tucker
March 20, 2017

The Nintendo Switch is probably the most original console idea we've seen since the original Wii and is a joy to hold and play, but I still can't shake the feeling that Nintendo hasn't quite stuck the landing.

According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Nintendo will be shipping out around 2.5 million Switch units to retailers worldwide each month.

Takashi Mochizuki said in his article, "In the fiscal year starting April 2017, assemblers under contract with Nintendo are now planning to manufacture 16 million or more Switches, up from an initial plan for eight million, said people briefed on the plans". If Nintendo does sell these additional units, the Switch will eclipse previous system the Wii U, which moved 13.56 million boxes. "If Nintendo is able to produce and sell the amount claimed then this would be a complete turnaround from the Wii U and would position the Switch as a serious competitor to PS4 and put annual sales of the console on a similar trajectory to the Wii". This new allotment will go fast. However, while the Nintendo Switch that was sent back was a new one, it does not change the fact that the save data was apparently downloaded to be returned into the device. Just last week, the store orders got a boost because it is known that there will be a GameStop restock.

The Nintendo Switch has been unfortunately, but unsurprisingly hard to find since its release.

Nintendo Switch Amazon is also getting refreshed stock by March 31.

The second clue for Nintendo Switch cloud saves comes from an interview by tech reporter Katie Linendoll featuring Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime.

Still, those grievances are nothing compared to the unusual amounts of joy I got from disconnecting the Switch from its dock and playing it around my house.

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