Nintendo NX production estimated at up to 10 million units per year

Console giant prepares for planned Nintendo NX March 2017 release date

Nintendo NX production estimated at up to 10 million units per year

Nintendo aims to manufacture between 9.5 million to 10 million Nintendo NX consoles per year, according to a report.

Industry sources speaking to DigiTimes have claimed the console giant has tapped Foxconn for a trial production of its upcoming NX hardware.

Foxconn is said to be the largest OEM for the Nintendo NX. Japan-based Misumi Electronics, which seems to focus on creating cameras and microphones, and Hosiden are also involved in production.

As of the end of June, Nintendo's last home console, the Wii U, had sold just over 13 million units. The Nintendo 3DS meanwhile has shipped around 60 million units.

NX Rumour mill

Specifics regarding what the Nintendo NX will look like and what its specs will be are still thin on the ground.

Rumours suggest it may be a hybrid portable and home console. The Pokemon Company CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara has also hinted that this may be the case, and confirmed the firm is making games for the hardware.

The Nintendo NX is due to launch in March 2017.

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