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Nintendo is already shipping out more Switch consoles to retailers

Nintendo is already shipping out more Switch consoles to retailers

Nintendo is already shipping out additional stock of its new Switch console to retailers following a successful launch.

As reported by VentureBeat, US retailer GameStop is expecting stock to arrive on March 22nd. The company will be keeping the stock for sale in its stores, but not for online orders.

Other retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy and Target are also expected to receive additional stock around the same time.

Best laid plans

Nintendo had originally only planned to ship two million units to retailers during its launch month. It did however state that it would release additional units if demand increased.

With an estimated 1.5 million units already sold, it's safe to say that demand is there. The US is one of the larger markets for the Switch, with Nintendo selling 500,000 units in the region in the first week of launch.

The success of the Switch has led Nintendo to double its planned production of the console to 16 million units by the end of its next financial year. The figure suggests that it plans to sell 10 million units by the year's end.


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