Nintendo ramping up its Switch supply, according to a report
- Author: Tracy Ferguson Mar 18, 2017,
Mar 18, 2017, 1:08
A new teardown of Nintendo Switch carried out from the website Tech Insights confirms the presence of a chipset of NVIDIA Tegra T210 as the beating heart of the new console of the home of Kyoto. This would all go to suggest that perhaps the Switch is on a similar track to the original Wii, which sold 20 million units in its first year and required similar levels of production to keep up with demand.
It might take Nintendo until Fall to make enough Switch consoles to satisfy demand.
With that, Nintendo aims to sell more than ten million units in a 12-month period to beat the expectations of the analysts.
Nevertheless, the success of a new console is good for the entire industry, adding competition and variety to a landscape that otherwise tends toward repetitive annual sequels and shies away from new ideas.
The video game giant will double the number of Switch units it produces during the fiscal year ended March 2018, The Wall Street Journal is reporting, citing people who claim to have knowledge of its plans. GameStop previously announced that they'd have stock, but that was with a special bundle - this wave is just the base edition of the console that runs $299.99 at retail. It's a mobile console first with removable small controllers.
There is one very important factor which is going to help the Nintendo Switch greatly. The mobile unit slides inside the Switch docking station, where it also gets charged. This is exactly why game makers need to begin working on new titles as soon as possible.
"South Park: The Fractured but Whole" will be released on PS4, Xbox One and PC, but will it really come to Nintendo Switch?
That was until today, when a representative for the South Park studio confirmed to IGN: "South Park: The Fractured But Whole won't be coming to [the Nintendo] Switch". Since its release, Switch users have seen the release of Blaster Master Zero. However, not all games were on sale in other regions.