Bloomberg has reported that Nintendo is looking to increase Switch production, upping its previous total of 25 million units in 2020 to a whopping 30 million units.
According to the report, Nintendo boosted production in August to 25 million for the year in order to cope with demand triggered by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which showcases just how successful Nintendo console has been during 2020.
While Nintendo's release slate has been a little less busy than in previous years, the company has had a global smash hit in the form of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, a title which has sold 22 million copies so far (and that's August's figures – it's no doubt even more now) and has caused a flood of new Switch hardware purchases.
Switch has now sold 61.44 million hardware units worldwide as of June 30th, according to Nintendo, and has already surpassed the lifetime sales of systems such as the NES, SNES, GameCube and N64. It is also rumoured that a Switch Pro model will launch in 2021, which will give Nintendo's hybrid hardware even more momentum.
[source bloomberg.com, via videogameschronicle.com]
Will probably buy some more share today
Let’s go big N
Well, there goes the rumour about a new model.
You can't ramp up production of an old model and release a new one a few months later.
@Skalgrim Exactly what I was thinking, why create more crap versions just to bring out updated version.
How exciting another rumor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The switch might outsell the wii at this rate...
@iLikeUrAttitude It no doubt will.
I think it's almost a guarantee at this point..
@Tantani are you on stocktwits
Same user name
That's Nintendo DS numbers!
Wii only ever made it to 25 million produced in one year. :x
Maybe the old models will finally get a price drop when the pro launches.
@NotoriousWhiz old model will be discontinued when pro comes out just like what happened with the new 3DS. You simply couldnt find the OG 3DS anymore.
The old 3DS models were discontinued a few years after the New 3DS models were released.
30 million units produced during the fiscal year implies 25+ million units shipped.
Those are peak Wii sales...in its 4th full fiscal year on the market.
If the Pro model releases before the end of March 2021, it would be included in that 30 million figure.
It looks like Nintendo is preparing themselves to hit 90 or quite possibly 100 million consoles sold by the end of this fiscal year.
I wish people would just stop with the Switch Pro nonsense. It's not happening.
Why wouldn't they after this pandemic levels off and they an get more out to get more in sales and more people can get them. I works for their bottom line and people/gamer to enjoy more of it.
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