The Japanese company is asking for an increase in orders for the hybrid platform for the fiscal year ending in March 2021. Sources point out that Switch has not yet met the demand.
While the coronavirus pandemic was dragging behind it an iron confinement all around the world, Nintendo seems to have taken note of how much demand has been for its hybrid platform: Nintendo Switch has even been the star of draws in Japan due to lack of stock. In order to meet the growing demand, Nintendo has asked its manufacturing partners to increase the production of Switch units to 30 million units per year for the current fiscal year, which ends on March 31, 2021.
Nintendo has been in the position to increase by 20% more its production of Switch, the popular platform that acts as a desktop and portable console. The media is based on information provided by sources close to the company. This would also be the second increase in production of the hardware requested by the Japanese firm.
It seems that Nintendo would have already increased production to 25 million units at the beginning of August, in order to meet the high demand. There are two factors that have explained Switch’s popularity in recent months: the launch of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which already exceeds 22 million copies sold, and the COVID-19 pandemic. Switch has currently sold more than 61 million units worldwide.