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Nintendo Switch Ramping Up Production in 2018

By Radu Iorga

Nintendo Switch has been the spoiled child of this year’s tech landscape, surpassing the sales of the PS4 in its equivalent first half a year of availability. Now as the demand continues to be high and new titles are coming, Nintendo is said to be ramping up production of its machine.

The device is already slated to beat the whole sales of the entire Wii U lifetime, so that’s certainly impressive. Now the Wall Street Journal is reporting that 2018 will bring us a ramped up production for the device, starting with April 2018. The report says that Nintendo is planning on making 25 million to 30 million more units of the Switch console over the next fiscal year.

They could make even more, if this year’s holiday season shipments are big. Sometime during the summer, the Switch got really hard to find, since retailers and factories were barely coping with demand. The company has already built 8 million consoles, according to the latest earnings report and sales of device’s software are also booming, thanks to titles like Zelda Breath of the Wild or Super Mario Odyssey.

The former has sold 2 million units and the latter almost 3 million. As time passes there will be several extra reasons to get a Switch: it’ll get updated with new features, like the video streaming that recently came, it’ll get new titles and it’ll probably drop its price.

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Nintendo may make as many as 30 million Switches next year

By Devin Coldewey

Rumors in early October had Nintendo more than doubling production for the highly successful Switch in order to meet what will almost certainly be crushing demand during the holidays. The company may be planning even higher volumes for next year — perhaps as many as 30 million consoles. Read More

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Nintendo shows confidence in Switch with record-setting production plans

By Kyle Orland

Enlarge / Nintendo expects a lot more proud new Switch owners like this one in the coming fiscal year.

The Nintendo Switch has been an unqualified success so far, with Nintendo recently promising increased holiday season production to meet demand and expectations of over 16 million total sales by the end of March 2018. Reporting now suggests the company is expecting that sales pace to increase markedly in the coming year, though, and another associated production increase would come with both a fair amount of potential and risk for the company.

The production news comes from The Wall Street Journal, which cites “people with direct knowledge of the matter” in reporting that Nintendo plans to make 25 to 30 million Switch units in the coming fiscal year (which starts in April 2018). That’s a major increase from the 13 million produced for the current fiscal year, which itself was a sizable increase from the company’s initial plans to make just 8 million units for the console’s first full year on shelves. WSJ‘s sources say those production numbers could go up even higher if coming holiday season sales are strong.

Even the low end of that 25 million sales range is ambitious to put it mildly. The Wii sold 25.94 million units in its second full fiscal year, during the height of the sellout mania surrounding that motion-control console. These days, the market-leading PS4 sold just 17.7 million in its second full fiscal year on shelves. Even the market-dominating PS2 sold just 22.52 million units in its most successful fiscal year, roughly three years after launch.

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Hulu is Nintendo’s first video streaming app for the Switch

By Darrell Etherington

Nintendo has released a list of the new releases for its Switch console eShop available today, and North Americans will be able to download Hulu, according to the list. The app should go live with the rest of the eShop updates when the store refreshes its content, which usually happens at 12 PM ET. The arrival of Hulu marks the first time Nintendo has made a video streaming app available on… Read More

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Nintendo Switch Global Sales Reach an Impressive 7.63 Million

By Radu Iorga

While everybody’s preparing to spend money on the next month’s Xbox One X release, the sleeper hit of the year is certainly the Nintendo Switch console. The Wii U before it was a bit of a fiasco, but Nintendo has found its stride thanks to the portable machine, that also becomes a “desktop” console. We now have the latest sales numbers for the device and they’re great

Turns out that the Japanese company sold 7.63 million units worldwide, up from the 5 million reported in September. Titles like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the wild and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe are booming, with sales of 4.7 million and 4.42 million units respectively. Splatoon 2 is at 3.61 million and 1-2-Switch is at 1.37 million. The famous ARMS only reached 1.35 million, although I was expecting more, since it was very well received.

Nintendo also bumped up their estimations to 14 million units sold by the time the console turns one year old in March 2018. This means that the Switch will have already managed to beat the Wii U’s entire lifetime sales, which was just under 14 million for the whole duration of the 5 years since the debut. With a steady supply of fresh titles, like the recently released Mario Odyssey, things can only go up for the Japanese firm.

All they need now is a more competent rival for the Xbox Live and PSN and they’ll be all set. A video streaming service would also help. In the meantime I’ll remind you that the Switch already beat the PS4 initial numbers.

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