Nintendo Looking To Majorly Increase Nintendo Switch Production Next Year

Pablo Tucker
November 11, 2017

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that to accommodate for this momentum, Nintendo is increasing their Switch production to "around 25 to 30 million units" for the upcoming fiscal year, which kicks off in April 2018.

A new report reveals that Nintendo is planning a significant increase in Switch production for 2018.

This graph shows post-release Nintendo Switch sellthrough trends for the North American market.


Wall Street Journal points out some industry professionals think the Switch could surpass the Wii's sales, which sold over 101 million units and is the company's best-selling product. It is getting both strong first party and third party support. While Wii and Wii U were released during the holiday season, it's important to note that the Nintendo Switch launch was timed completely differently, in March.

Nintendo's Switch console could be a bit easier to find next year.

If interest persists, it's plausible that the Switch could one day outsell the original Wii, the company's most popular home console to date with more than 100 million units shipped. In a financial results briefing, Nintendo shared that Super Mario: Odyssey sold more than 2 million copies in the three days following its release. This is to ensure more people can buy the console.


It's good to see Nintendo bouncing back from the commercial failure of the Wii U, a console that had its share of worthwhile games, but fell far short of expectations.

The increase in stock is mainly because of very high demand. Here's to hoping that alongside the tens of millions of Switches come a few Classics, too.


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