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"Nintendo to ramp up Nintendo Switch production"
Friday March 17th 2017 - 19:42 GMT
"Nintendo to ramp up Nintendo Switch production"
Friday 17 March 2017 - 19:42 GMT

According to the Wall Street Journal, Nintendo will ramp up the production of the Nintendo Switch. The rumor indicates that the company will produce more than 16 million units this year, more than double compared to the current number.

According to the newspaper, the company will produce more than 16 million Nintendo Switch consoles this year, which more than double compared to the initial production number of 8 million units.
The new production estimate seems to be related to the company's increased console sales this month. In many places the Nintendo Switch was instantly sold out when retailers announced they started taking pre-orders back in January.

Since the console's launch earlier this month, the Nintendo Switch is still considered hard to obtain because many local retailers are still waiting on shipments to complement their stock.

When compared to Nintendo's previous console, the Nintendo Wii U, it seems that the Nintendo Switch is far more popular than the console ever was because the company only sold 14 million units of that console since its introduction in 2012.

Despite ramping up console production, it seems unlikely that the console will match or exceed the total sales of the original Nintendo Wii because over 100 million units have been sold since its release in 2006.
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About the author
Raymond Bakker
Journalist and Software Developer at Moonlight Multimedia. He covers the latest video games news from indie to virtual reality and has been actively involved in the video games industry since the early 2000s.

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