The persistent shortage of chips, affecting everything from consumer electronics to cars and home appliances, continues to limit production of the Nintendo Switch console. According to Nikkei Asia, Nintendo will not be able to meet its quota for Switch console production, as 20% fewer consoles will be produced than expected in the fiscal year ending in March.
This does not mean, however, that the entire supply of Nintendo Switch consoles will be depleted. The gaming giant will still be able to build 24 million consoles by March, even though it originally planned for 30 million. At first, he wanted to take advantage of the pandemic time, when people stayed home and flooded the market with Switch consoles, but now he has to scale back his plans due to a lack of components.
However, the popular Nintendo Switch game console has managed to overtake the legendary Nintendo Wii game console. Nintendo has so far managed to sell about 101.63 million units of the Wii game console. Less than five years later, the Switch gaming console has overtaken its “big” sibling, with a total of 103.54 million units sold.
Nintendo has been able to sell quite a few new games due to the popularity of the Switch game console. The best-selling game was Okemon Brilliant Diamonds and Shining Pearl, which sold a total of 13.97 million copies to retailers. Mario Party Superstars came in second place with 5.43 million copies sold. It is followed by The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD with 3.85 million copies sold and Metroid Dread with 2.74 million copies sold.