Nintendo set to increase production of the almost six-year-old Switch

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Nintendo set to increase production of the almost six-year-old Switch

As the Nintendo Switch nears its sixth birthday in March 2023, the company is set to increase production of the console, according to a report from Bloomberg. This odd move so late in a console’s lifecycle is due to confidence that demand will stay strong and component shortages won’t affect production, according to people familiar with the matter.

Increased Nintendo Switch production also goes against analyst expectations for sales of the console to decrease, as the public speculate about next-generation hardware, according to Kenji Fukuyama, an analyst at UBS Securities. A Nintendo spokesman declined to comment.

Hideki Yasuda, an analyst at Toyo Securities, suggested that special edition consoles could help push sales of the console in its sixth year, with The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom’s release date later this year presenting a good opportunity for unique hardware.

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