16 million consoles over the next fiscal year.
Nintendo is doubling down on the Switch, according to sources speaking to The Wall Street Journal. On account of strong demand the company reportedly now plans to manufacture at least 16 million consoles over the fiscal year starting April 1, twice its initial plan.
The Switch went on sale around the world on March 3 and saw record-breaking sales across several territories. Across the Americas, Europe, and Australia Nintendo confirmed the Switch had sold more in its launch weekend than any other Nintendo hardware in history.
Nintendo is yet to comment on specific figures but estimates suggest the Switch sold around 1.5 million units in its first week.
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