Nintendo To Increase Switch Production; Planning To Ship 50 Million Units By April 2019
Nintendo is planning to increase the Switch production considerably in the near future to meet market demand, according to a report.
The Wall Street Journal has managed to learn from different sources that the Japanese company is expecting to produce between 25 and 30 million units in its next fiscal year, which will end on March 2019. If Nintendo manages to do so, it will have shipped 50 million units by April 2019, which is an impressive feat, considering one of the company’s most successful home consoles, the Wii, shipped 50 million units in three years.
In its latest financial briefing, Nintendo seemed confident in being able to reach Wii level of sales for the console this Holiday season.
This graph shows post-release Nintendo Switch sellthrough trends for the North American market. The above shows an overlay of sell-through figures together with Wii and Wii U data for the first years after release. 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. It now looks like holiday season sales for Nintendo Switch could catch up to the Wii figures.
The Nintendo Switch console has launched in March 2017 and is now available in all regions.