The issue of Nintendo Switch’s scarcity in various regions of the world never seems to end. The console remains at the top of the sales charts, so the demand for the system remains high.
For this reason, Nintendo has repeated on several occasions that they will increase the production of the console. Its current goal is to distribute 10 million Switch units in this fiscal year and have enough units for the holiday season.
Recently, Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America, said he could not guarantee enough consoles by the end of the year. However, he said they would do their best to do so. Apparently, the company is working on this issue, as a new report ensures that Nintendo will manufacture 2 million Switch units a month.
According to Digitimes, this implies an increase in annual shipments for this year, which could well reach 20 million units. This is a logical move for the company, as Switch will hit the Chinese market in early 2018.
In addition to this, the console will not be available in Taiwan until December 2017. Thus, it is necessary to increase the supply chain for this region and the rest of the world.
Digitimes also reports that the company still has problems supplying various components, which could hinder this new shipment goal.
Some analysts estimate that this shortage of the console will continue until the end of the year. Others forecast sales of 130 million Switch to 2022. On the other hand, Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony Worldwide Studios, thinks that new Nintendo console is revitalizing the industry.