Nintendo Production is Increasing to Meet Demand
With the Nintendo Switch being increasingly difficult to find around the world, Nintendo is reportedly ramping up production according to the Nikkei Asian Review paper. According to them, the suppliers received orders covering the April to June period and they are up to 50% higher than expected. The paper suggests that Nintendo plans to raise Switch production for the year to about 10% more than the around 20 million they made in 2019. The Nintendo Switch has been a hot item during the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks in part to Animal Crossing: New Horizons releasing just in time.
Supplies for the Nintendo Switch aren’t the only thing that are coming up short during these times, with Ring Fit Adventure for the Switch struggling to keep up with demand and many retail stores implementing customer limits, effectively increasing the wait time. Pokemon Sword & Shield helped move Nintendo Switch units during Black Friday last year and it seems like Pokemon has passed the torch to Animal Crossing: New Horizons for the pandemic.
Resellers have been buying up Nintendo Switch consoles due to supply and demand, making a buck on people struggling to find units on store shelves. While we think that buying up all of the supply to resell an item is a cheap tactic, we also hope Nintendo’s ramping up of Switch production will help curb this behavior. Nintendo initially had to delay the Animal Crossing: New Horizons themed Switch bundles but it seems like their able to produce at a normal rate now and their increase in production will let more gamers get their hands on the hot 2020 item. Are you curious what we thought about Animal Crossing: New Horizons? Check out our review here!
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