Nintendo will be doubling production of their new home/handheld hybrid console, the Switch. In the new financial year – which starts on April 1, 2017 – the Japanese company now looks set to manufacture 16 million consoles, over the initial plan of 8 million.
According to a report from the Wall Street Journal (via Gamasutra), Nintendo is increasing production due to high consumer demand. If Nintendo does sell these additional units, the Switch will eclipse previous system the Wii U, which moved 13.56 million boxes.
Nintendo recently confirmed some sales milestones for the Switch. The console sold more in its launch weekend across New Zealand and Australia combined than any previous Nintendo system in history. A similar record was also achieved in the Americas.
No official sales data for the Switch has been released. An analysis from SuperData currently puts it at 1.5 million units worldwide.
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