Every Household Should Have More Than One Nintendo Switch, Says Nintendo

By Michael Augustin , Updated May 07, 2017 09:30 AM EDT
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Nintendo recently held an investor discussion to talk about the company's market performance. The company president Tatsumi Kimishima reportedly shared his hopes that each household will choose to have more than one Nintendo Switch. It seems that the idea is one of the driving points that the company wants to successfully market the Switch. The discussion came after the company's year-end financial report.

Kimishima notes that the portable capability of the Nintendo Switch makes it ideal to have more than one unit at home. According to the Nintendo president, "considering that the Nintendo Switch is a home console video game system that you can take with you on the go," he adds that "there will be households that feel as though one is not really enough." Game Rant notes that the Nintendo Wii is still currently the best-selling console from Nintendo.

Sources report that the Nintendo Wii has sold over 100 million units since its launch. On the other hand, a report from Gamenguide has confirmed that the Nintendo Switch has already close to three million units and restocks sell out within hours, says Gamestop. This is most likely the reason for Nintendo's confidence with the market performance of the Switch. Not to mention the great lineup of games like "Mario Kart 8 Deluxe" and "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild".

Several analysts have already projected that the Nintendo Switch will reach more than five million units within 2017. They are even more confident that it could reach 40 million units in four years. Retailers continue to struggle with the problematic supply chain that leaves consumers waiting for restocks most of the time. If Nintendo can solve their supply problems then it is possible for consumers to purchase more than one unit per household.

Nintendo has confirmed that it has increased the production of the Nintendo Switch. Market analysts are confident that the console's popularity will continue throughout the year all the way to the holiday season. Most gamers would like to purchase more than one unit but the limited stocks prevent retailers from selling more than one to a single customer for now.

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