Nintendo Reportedly Upping Switch Production to 25-30 Million Units in 2018

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Just last month, Nintendo updated its fiscal year 2017-2018 forecast for the Switch to 17 million units sold by March 2018, the console's 13th month on sale. However, Nintendo's apparent willingness to increase the availability of Switch consoles makes the supply shortfalls of the NES and SNES Classics particularly confusing. This is to ensure more people can buy the console.

Nintendo's Switch console could be a bit easier to find next year.

Sources who supposedly have "direct knowledge" of Nintendo's plans informed the Wall Street Journal that the company is aiming to produce 25 to 30 million Switches during the fiscal year running from April 2018 to March 2019. Some analysts predict the Switch could ship more than 115 million in its lifetime. Right now, the Switch is sitting on roughly 7.5 million units sold in eight months worldwide - that's based off a number at the start of October, so it's likely higher, and Nintendo is waiting for holiday/Black Friday sales to give us another figure. With expected sales of up to 30 million units for just its second year, the Nintendo Switch is being primed to beat the Nintendo Wii.

The Nintendo Switch has been beating the industry-leading PlayStation 4 in monthly sales, but it is unclear if the momentum will carry over next year. In a financial results briefing, Nintendo shared that Super Mario: Odyssey sold more than 2 million copies in the three days following its release.

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