The Success of Nintendo Switch
03 Apr 2017
Nintendo Switch will double its production until the end of the year
The Japanese company is trying to address its availability issues due to the success of Nintendo Switch, according to leaks in the network.
The Japanese game development giant will double the number of units in the fiscal year from April 2017 to April 2018
Nintendo, which had planned to produce 8 million Switch units this year, will increase that figure to 16 million units
Japan Display, the company responsible for manufacturing the screens, incorporated the Nintendo Switch would have received an order of 10 million screens until the end of the year, according to data investigated by The Wall Street Journal.
In just 15 minutes, the Amazon portal in Japan sold the Nintendo Switch reserves, somewhat similar to the launch in the United States, Canada and European countries, where console reservations are depleted in many outlets.
Nintendo has opted to get more units to store in stock, but every time retailers order, they are sold quickly by customers. This success can be attributed in measure by the Legend of Zelda: Breathing of the Jungle, the star game of the launch, that has surpassed all the expectations in its quality
Hopes placed on the new console
The new success of the Nintendo switch takes the place of lifeguards, as the company’s console business has been in free fall in recent years.
Although Nintendo has not released sales figures, Nintendo’s president in America, Reggie Fils-Aime, says the console recorded higher sales start-ups than any previous Nintendo console.
For Nintendo, you need to be alert, because after all, Wii U sold about 3 million units in its first 6 weeks, but went on to sell only 13.5 million units in total.
Nintendo has tried to reassure its investors as Switch could reverse the decline of the company, returning to the days of success in the reign of Wii, whose sales surpassed 100,000,000 units becoming the best-selling Nintendo console Of history.