Suffice to say that for those that didn't happen to snatch up a Nintendo Switch on launch day (or even a little before) it's exceedingly difficult, if not outright impossible to secure one now. As it stands, it'll probably be like this for the foreseeable near future, but it seems like the early response has spurred Nintendo on to pick up production significantly.

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Nintendo will be ramping up production of Switch units from 8 million to 16 million from the period of 1st April, 2017 to 31st March, 2018. That's quite the significant jump, and assuming Nintendo actually sells that many units, the Switch will surpass the Wii U's life sales by the end of its first year. This bodes well for both widespread appeal and third party interest, but we'll just have to see if Nintendo can maintain the strong start its received; the goal is to hit 2 million units by the end of March, and current projections put it as comfortably clearing that.

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[via wsj.com]