Seven months into the release of the Nintendo Switch and stock for the system has been all over the place. It’s getting more reliable in North America, but there are still areas in the world where getting your hands on the console is tricky. Japan’s demand for the system keeps increasing with each game release, which is why it’s seen the implementation of a lottery system. Although, it sounds like the problem concerning low quantities may be quelled soon, according to a recent update.

DigiTimes is now reporting that Nintendo has upped production to 2 million consoles a month. According to the news outlet’s sources, there have even been plans to introduce it to the market in China during 2018, and Taiwan will have it released in December of this year. If this is the case, Nintendo will have to maintain a steady production flow to keep stock available across all countries that are planning to have the system in stores.

If the Switch is released in China before hitting the 12 month mark, it will be interesting to see how many units the system sells overall and if the hybrid device has bottled the Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS’ magic of printing money while maintaining a large user base.

Have you had any problems securing a Nintendo Switch recently? We’d be interested to hear what your experience has been like. Let us know on Twitter!

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Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)

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