Well, this was expected! After learning that Nintendo broke a few records with the Switch console in USA and Japan, it now seems that they’re even selling more units of the console than they expected.
According to Wall Street Journal, the Japanese firm has decided to double production to 16 million units for 2017. This was already the fastest selling console for Nintendo ever, but we didn’t have a clear number of units. Initially Ninty had 8 million models planned for the 2017 fiscal year, so the doubling is quite impressive. Analysts previously predicted 5 million unit sold in the first year, because of the $300 price tag and lack of a free game bundled.
However, Zelda: Breath of the Wild got reviews so good, that it made people buy the console just to play it and the game too, of course. Sales thus went to 1.5 million units in the first week alone and now things are on track to reach 2.5 million units in the first month. It’s pretty clear that 5 million or 6 million models aren’t enough anymore.
In Japan alone, Nintendo moved 329.152 Switches in just 7 days, but lately sales slowed down, on account of supply problems. I sure hope that Nintendo prepared stocks for this.