Nintendo Will Reportedly “Boost” Switch Production In 2023

Nintendo Will Reportedly “Boost” Switch Production In 2023

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The Switch is still selling like there’s no tomorrow and it looks like Nintendo won’t be slowing down production any time soon.

According to a new report from Bloomberg, the Kyoto-based gaming giant actually plans to ‘scale up production’ of the hybrid machine in its sixth year after moving about 21 million systems in the previous fiscal year. . Although it lowered its sales forecast to 19 million last November, the company is now apparently “convinced” that it can make more units.

The same report, looking for “people familiar with the matter”, goes on to explain how Nintendo has already informed “suppliers and assembly partners” of its intention to “produce” even more Switch units over the course of the year. upcoming fiscal year, starting in April.

At this point, no target numbers have been revealed, and Nintendo will adjust production accordingly, based on demand for the system. Currently, Nintendo’s plans suggest there will be “sustained demand for at least another year.” A Nintendo spokesperson declined to comment on this latest report.

As of September 30, 2022, the Switch has already moved over 114 million units worldwide. It’s gearing up for another big year with titles like Pikmin 4 and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Analysts also claimed that a Zelda-themed Switch would “certainly entice existing console owners” to purchase another unit in 2023. Leaked images of a Zelda-themed OLED model surfaced online in last December.

If we hear any relevant updates, we’ll let you know.


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When he’s not repaying a loan to Tom Nook, Liam enjoys reporting on the latest Nintendo news and admiring his library of video games. His favorite Nintendo character used to be a guitar-playing dog, but today he prefers hanging out with Judd the cat.

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