A new Nintendo Switch preorder update that was issued this week has appeared to suggest that demands for the console could potentially be very high this year. For those who are worried about preorder stock levels, Nintendo has already moved to assure fans that retailers will be able to cope with the demand in the coming weeks.
Nintendo Switch demands will be high
This may be reflected in a recent hardware update, in which the Nintendo have been reportedly asked to make three million just for its initial batch. According to recent reports, Japan Display, the company who's in charge of the order, is aiming to supply up to 10 million units by the end of 2017.
That's a pretty big number; to put it in context, the Wii U has sold just over 14m units up to now. This will ultimately be determined by demand once it officially rolls out but it appears that people are optimistic about the new console's chances.
Sufficient stocks for the Switch will be provided
A new industry analyst report has also stated that the Nintendo Switch is all set to sell for a healthy amount by the year 2020. In fact, the Nintendo Switch price is not going to stop 40 million people deciding to grab one of the new gaming machines, which is set to make its debut on March 3rd.
This would mean that the Nintendo Switch is on the path of selling almost three times as many units as the Wii U, although key titles promised will need to be in place during the festive season.
Stocks for upcoming launch
"Demand is expected to be strong and high, and the major issue will be whether the console will be able to attract a broad audience starting in the holiday sales season of 2017," as per the DFC report states. Nintendo is expected to have around 2 million Switch units available during its official launch on March 3.