Company Doubles Production Order to 16 Million
Noah Barnes | March 21, 2017, 0:39
It is common with any new innovative consumer technology for consumers to have questions, and Nintendo Switch is no exception.
The Nintendo Switch had a busy week with five new games released the latest of which is "The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+" on March 17 and the "King of Fighter '94" also expected to arrive this week in the Nintendo eShop. This means you may find some stock of the Nintendo Switch as early as this Wednesday.
To tackle the strong demand of Switch consoles, Nintendo has chose to increase its production to 16 million units up from the original plan of 8 million. Other developers were echoing the same concern, but NintendoEverything notes that the amount of RAM in the Nintendo Switch (4GB) ultimately ended up being exactly what Capcom requested. Nintendo hasn't released actual sales numbers, but said that the Switch had the fastest-selling debut of any of its consoles in the U.S. The demand has been so great that the company plans to double the production of the console, according to the Wall Street Journal.
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GameStop is reportedly set to replenish its stock of Switch units, and gamers who want to get their hands on these may want to visit their local stores this week. If you want to purchase a unit, you'll have to line up with everybody else on your nearest Gamestop store by March 22 to be able to get a chance to get one. The more expensive $599.99 Switch bundle is available online at GameStop.com.
Or you can always just wait for Nintendo to whip up more Nintendo Switch units-anyway, they're producing 16 million of those bad boys. Now if only it could fix that left Joy-Con issue.... The stock availability has been sporadic and most will have to rely on sheer luck to get one at original MSRP of $300.
At $599.99, the Nintendo Switch Starter Bundle Two includes the Nintendo Switch System, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game, Expansion Pass (digital) and Strategy Guide.