Nintendo plans to ramp up Switch production next fiscal year ahead of the release of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
A source familiar with the matter said bloomberg Nintendo has told its suppliers and assembly partners that it plans to ramp up production from fiscal year 2023/2024, i.e. early April.
Sources say the increase in production is also the result of component shortages subsiding after two years, finally allowing Nintendo to overcome supply constraints and produce as many consoles as the market demands.
The company acknowledged in August last year that these shortfalls were hurting sales. If the new production plan proves to be too ambitious, it looks like it may be revised, but the previous drop in sales was largely due to parts shortages.
However, the plan to ramp up production is somewhat unusual given how long the Switch has been on the market, as it’s approaching its sixth year since it first launched in March 2017.
However, given the success of its predecessor, Breath of the Wild, alongside Nintendo’s teasing in 2019 and beyond, Tears of the Kingdom’s sales could skyrocket.
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