Nintendo plans to manufacture between 25-30 million Switch units next year

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 11 November 2017 18:43 GMT

Switch production will increase dramatically due to expected high demand for the system.

Nintendo plans to increase production on Switch throughout its next fiscal year.

According to sources speaking with the Wall Street Journal, Nintendo plans to manufacture between 25 million and 30 million by the end of March 2019.

At present, the company is producing around 2 million units per month, according to GI.biz. Taking the aforementioned figures into account, production would increase to 2.5 million units per month

Switch systems have currently shipped 7.63 million units. Nintendo said in its latest financial report it expected to ship around 10 million Switch units by the end of the current fiscal year which ends on March 31, 2018. The company revised this forecast to 14 million units for the fiscal year.

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Taking all of this into account, if the WSJ reported figures line up, 50 million Switch units will be made available to the market by the end of March 2019, per GI.biz.

In comparison to units sold, Wii U has sold around 13.6 million units life-to-date while its predecessor, Wii, sold approximately 102 million units.

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