Nintendo boosts Switch sales forecast as shortage eases

It has also sold 27.5m Switch game units.

Nintendo has nearly doubled its profit forecasts for the year on the back of soaring sales of its new Switch console.

The signs are already promising.

The Japanese video game maker ramped up its sales and profit forecasts on Monday as consumers race to buy its latest console, the Switch.

The Switch is doing so well, in fact, that Nintendo has revised its fiscal year forecast again. Key to that may be overcoming whatever issue it is that is constraining supply on Nintendo's side.

Sales have exceeded the company's estimates, outstripping those of predecessor Wii U, and leaving suppliers struggling for parts, though Nintendo said it had now boosted production to meet demand.

But Nintendo's core business is still going strong.

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This won't be a watered-down version of the vehicular sports game, with unlock able customization items, additional cars to unlock, and other goodies up for grabs for anyone who wants to experience the game on Switch.

Nintendo attempted that feat with the Wii U, whose primary controller came with an embedded touchscreen.

The Switch is beginning to pay off for Nintendo.

"We've boosted Switch production in order to meet strong demand from our customers as it was hard for customers to buy the consoles at retail stores", said Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima (via Engadget). Originally, Nintendo expected to ship 10 million more Switch by April 2018.

KitGuru says: The Nintendo Switch is certainly doing well for Nintendo.

The Nintendo Minute team is back to give you a close-up look at vehicular soccer title Rocket League by visiting Psyonix Studios, the developer behind the game.

With the busiest season of the year rapidly approaching, Nintendo is upping its production in the hope of meeting the festive rush head on.

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