Nintendo reportedly looking to increase Switch production for 2020
According to a Nikkei report, Nintendo is looking to raise Switch production in light of higher demand for the system stemming from the coronavirus. The company “expects to produce about 10% more units of the Switch series in 2020, up from around 20 million last year, according to parts suppliers informed of the plans.”
A Nintendo representative told Nikkei:
“We hope [suppliers] will be responsive to the production increase, but for procurement of some parts, the outlook remains uncertain, and we can’t forecast exactly how many Switches can be supplied.”
Nikkei adds that Nintendo “has asked multiple suppliers and contract assemblers to prepare for additional production in the April-June quarter.” Switch’s supply chain has apparently expanded to China and Southeast Asia, but due to certain restrictions in Malaysia and the Philippines, part deliveries could be impacted.