Nintendo plans to double Switch production to keep up with demand
Switch, a video game console capable of easily switching between home and handheld play, launched worldwide on 3 March. These giveaways of these in-demand Nintendo consoles might be your best chance to get them this month. If they follow through on this plan, and the units end up selling well, they will easily top the lifetime sales of the Wii U, which sit at under 14 million units. Demand for the console is far outpacing supply, but that's about to change.
Since the Wii U sold less than 14 million consoles that means the Nintendo Switch could outsell it within a year, with current estimates already putting global sales at 1.5 million units. It's been a while since the game was released on Wii Virtual Console in 2009, so this could be a good time to revisit this classic if you are a fan of the genre.
Hopefully Nintendo can maintain this momentum until prospective buyers are actually able to get their hands on a Switch.
What other nifty features, tips and tricks does the Nintendo Switch have under its sleeve, that Nintendo themselves have left it for us to discover? And once hackers find a small loophole in the console's security, a lot of possibilities can happen. The Switch has the stage more or less to itself now, but the PS4 and Xbox One will once again become formidable competition in the holiday season. That is double its previous order of 8 million consoles.
There are two impressive things here about Nintendo's decision to ramp up production: One, virtually all of this hype around the Switch is based around one game, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Still it remains to be seen how Switch performs once the initial hype dies down. Any game sold in any region will be playable on the Nintendo Switch. Two stylish versions of the system will be released: a version with a set of gray Joy-Con, and a version with one neon blue and one neon red Joy-Con.