Rumour: Nintendo Is Ramping Up Switch Production (Again)

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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.


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