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"Nintendo seeks to raise output of the Switch video game device this year in response to a jump in demand from homebound consumers, Nikkei has learned.

The Kyoto-based game developer says it expects to produce about 10% more units of the Switch series in 2020, up from around 20 million last year, according to parts suppliers informed of the plans.

The company does not make the device itself, but has asked multiple suppliers and contract assemblers to prepare for additional production in the April-June quarter.

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However, the supply chain for the Switch has expanded to China and Southeast Asia. Malaysia and the Philippines have imposed social restrictions that could frustrate part deliveries.

"We'll do what we can to comply with the production increase request," said a representative at a components supplier.

Some parts suppliers apparently have received orders for April-June that are more than 50% larger than originally planned.

https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Media-Entertainment/Nintendo-looks-to-boost-Switch-output-for-stay-at-home-gamers

That is quite a large jump in orders and production for this year. If last year was 20 million, we are looking at 22 million Switch consoles this year. That would be huge.



     

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I'm sure they can sell more than that tbh. I find the 50% upgrade for April-Jun more impressive.



The platform is sold out globally with no stock available and scalpers running wild, you can't sell what isn't on shelves so this is likely to try and make up for it to appease demand, it's a bittersweet situation as they're heavily in demand but the is no stock in a year where the is no competing platform.



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Wyrdness said:
The platform is sold out globally with no stock available and scalpers running wild, you can't sell what isn't on shelves so this is likely to try and make up for it to appease demand, it's a bittersweet situation as they're heavily in demand but the is no stock in a year where the is no competing platform.

Globally in the US? Just kidding,m I know that stock is also non-existent in Japan too.

This will be a huge year for the Switch. IMO 23 million shipment with 22 million sell-through is in reach, especially if Nintendo pushes some strong titles in Q4.



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xMetroid said:
I'm sure they can sell more than that tbh. I find the 50% upgrade for April-Jun more impressive.

From the way the article reads, it seems Nintendo has only for now increased there production projections for the April-June time period and not yet for the rest of the quarters this year. So Nintendo expects to produce 2 million more Switches during April and June than once projected at the beginning of the year. Which likely means they need 50% more parts than originally expected during this time period.



     

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hunter_alien said:

Globally in the US?

That joke's still going around?



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A 10% increase in Switch production is a very low-balling prediction, Minimum Nintendo needs to increase Switch production by 20% to keep up with demand. Even before all this quarantine stuff and the release of Animal Crossing Switch sales were up 23% from 2019.



javi741 said:
A 10% increase in Switch production is a very low-balling prediction, Minimum Nintendo needs to increase Switch production by 20% to keep up with demand. Even before all this quarantine stuff and the release of Animal Crossing Switch sales were up 23% from 2019.

I don't disagree, but I think the question there is: can they? I'm not so sure considering the lost output they already experienced, since we are discussing this figure in terms of total increase over last year.



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