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And last week, Nintendo (ntdoy) announced it will up its production of the Switch for the fiscal year ending March 2018 to 16 million units.

"The customer enthusiasm and response we have seen so far [to Nintendo Switch] has been incredible as we continue to sell through our supply of systems", GameStop merchandising director Eric Bright said in a statement this week.

"The Nintendo Switch is off to a start right now that it could possibly eclipse the Wii", Bright said during a recent interview with Game Rant. "Initial sales on this have been phenomenal".

In a recent report, The Wall Street Journal revealed that "Nintendo Co. has made a decision to at least double its planned production of the Switch console in the year ending March 2018".

According to the tweet, gamers who trade-in a Wii U or Nintendo 3DS will get $150 in credit towards the Nintendo Switch.

Nintendo has already surpassed 1.5 million Switch systems sold, according to industry intelligence firm SuperData Research.

In addition, the company noted that they're seeing excellent attach rates for both software and accessories: the latter of which comes with both good and bad connotations, showing that while people are excited about their new systems, the in-box hardware requires a little augmentation for true functionality. It is claimed that Nintendo has doubled the number of Switch consoles it intends to manufacture in 2017 from 8m to 16m. This new allotment will go fast. Amazon, Target, Best Buy, and other major retail chains should also get new shipments around the same time. This restock will be in stores only, sans online shipping. The company's stock price now sits at $29.52 in midday trading Monday, bringing Nintendo's value back up to its highest level since shares hit a mid-December swoon.

While the Japanese games giant is starting to expand into the mobile gaming market, the hybrid console is still seen as the centrepiece for Nintendo business.


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