How high can it go?
Nintendo just closed out 2022 with the Switch being the best-selling hardware in Europe, North America and Japan. It’s clear that audiences around the world aren’t done with the Switch yet, and Nintendo seems to think there’s still considerable demand moving forward.
According to a Bloomberg article, Nintendo is looking to increase production of the Switch for the upcoming fiscal year. Nintendo had originally slowed production due to component shortages, but with improved situation and a market still hungry for Switch, Nintendo intends to move ahead with more production.
Seeing increased production at this point in a platform’s lifespan is quite unexpected, but when the Switch is putting up numbers like it did in 2022, it’s hard to argue with the move. Sure, it’s likely Switch sales will continue to drop in 2023, but there’s no doubt tens of millions of units can still find their way into homes across the world.