The switch console has been selling like hot cakes for months, and Nintendo has had to contend with several bottlenecks. To counteract this, the group has now ordered additional consoles.
The Nintendo Switch is both small and handy and attracts players with numerous exclusive games. In the past few months, however, it has become difficult to secure one of the handheld consoles, because the global pandemic and the great success of Animal Crossing: New Horizons have ensured a huge rush on the Switch.
According to Bloomberg, Nintendo is now increasing production to meet the high demand from 22 million to 25 million units. For the contracting parties this means working with maximum capacity until December.
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Animal Crossing: New record for the company
Animal Crossing: New Horizons was released on March 20, 2020 and already set a new record for the company that had previously launched classics like the Mario and Zelda franchises.
It is estimated that the game was sold around 10 million copies in the last quarter, increasing the number of sales to around 22 million copies. Animal Crossing: New Horizons has banned the game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate from second place and is now even hot on Mario Kart 8 Deluxe:
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
26.74 million copies sold.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
22.40 million copies sold.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
19.99 million copies sold.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
18.60 million copies sold.
Pokémon sword / Pokémon shield
18.22 million copies sold.