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The Nintendo Switch is already off to a fantastic start, selling nearly 2 million units in less than a month. With a fantastic launch week behind the company, it looks like Nintendo is ready to double down on that success by doubling production from 8 million units to 16 million units over the next fiscal year according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal.


To put that number into perspective, the Wii U has only sold around 13.5 million units in its entire four and a half year run making Nintendo’s plans to create 16 million Switch consoles in a year’s time that much more impressive. While Nintendo has yet to release official sales numbers globally at this time, you can check out our breakdown of estimated sales numbers here.

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Written by Jason Ganos

Nintendo super fan since birth, Jason is the creator of Amiibo News and editor-in-chief at Nintendo Wire. One of his life goals is to provide the latest Nintendo news to fellow gamers with his natural know-how.