Nintendo Allegedly Orders Nintendo Switch Production Increase To 18 Million Units For FY2018; Rumor


If the Financial Times is to be believed, Nintendo will be increasing production of the Nintendo Switch to meet demand.

Nintendo’s new hybrid platform has been selling extremely well since its release this March. According to Nintendo, the Switch is the company’s fastest-selling system to date, even beating Wii and Gameboy Advance sales. Retailers are reporting that the Switch is selling out instantly and a Nintendo spokesperson recently stated that initial Switch units were carried by plane to meet demand around the platform’s launch.

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According to sources close to the Financial Times, fans who wants to purchase a Switch, revert to secure a unit an informal online market in “Switch future”, and to meet be able to meet demand during this year’s holiday season.

Nintendo has ordered a production increase of its Switch gaming console as global stocks fail to meet demand and disappointed fans scramble to secure machines through an informal online market in “Switch futures”, say people close to the company. T

he planned production hike for the console is designed to meet demand ahead of the Thanksgiving and Christmas sales peak in late autumn, and has been ordered just weeks after Nintendo declared the $300-priced Switch to be its fastest-selling gaming device.

People involved in Nintendo’s hardware supply chain say the Kyoto-based games maker is now targeting Switch hardware production of 18m units for the 12 months ending March 2018

Nintendo's current fiscal year (FY2018) kicked off on April 1st and runs till March 31, 2018. The rumored production increase would put Switch sales during its first year in Sony’s PS4 territory. As always, we will keep you updated on this matter.

Nintendo released the Nintendo Switch back in March of this year alongside the new Zelda, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and 1-2-Switch. The company recently released the insanely popular Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. You can read our own Nintendo Switch review right here.