Nintendo Co. Ltd. will double the production for the Nintendo Switch hardware due to increased demand, according to a new report.
The Wall Street Journal this month said Nintendo will increase production for the Nintendo Switch to 16 million units from eight million units between Apr. 1, 2017 and Mar. 31, 2018.
The New York Times in Mar. tweeted that sales for the Nintendo Switch in the Americas exceeded the first two-day sales for any prior Nintendo system, including the Wii according to Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime.
The Nintendo Switch sells at $299.99.
At home the Nintendo Switch rests in the Nintendo Switch Dock that connects to a standard television. When lifted from the dock the Nintendo Switch becomes a portable handheld device with a high-definition screen.
The hardware utilizes a custom Tegra processor from Nvidia Corp, which created custom software, including a revamped physics engine, new libraries, advanced game tools and libraries, and new gaming APIs.
Portable Joy-Con controllers can attach and detach from the Nintendo Switch. The Joy-Con Grip attaches both sides to the grip to resemble a home console controller. Each Joy-Con includes an analog stick and a four-button array.
Outside the home Joy-Con controllers can be used together for single-player games or can each be used separately for two-player local games. A Nintendo Switch Pro Controller with traditional format analog sticks and buttons will be sold separately.
Launch titles include The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and ARMS.
It sells at $299.99.