Nintendo Switch sales, games and stock news
The Nintendo Switch stock is set to receive a major boost from the Japanese games giant.
The latest reports indicate that Nintendo are planning a production boost, to keep up with current demand.
It’s no secret that the hybrid console can prove hard to find for some fans and it appears Nintendo are looking to solve this issue.
The 2017 holiday shopping season is going to see even more strain put on supply lines, and it appears Nintendo are preparing to combat this by increasing their Nintendo Switch orders.
18 million units between now and March 2018 is said to be the new target for Nintendo, who want to avoid “customer tantrums.”
But according to the Financial Times, there could still be more trouble ahead, connected to Nintendo Switch sales.
Items needed to build Switches might not be as easy to get as the company hope, with LCD screens apparently the hardest to source.
Nintendo Switch owners have been able to check out the next big exclusive to join the games list this weekend.
The ARMS Global Testpunch is an opportunity to try the game before its June 16 release date.
Fans have had multiple opportunities to log on and try out the game this weekend, with six more opportunities planned next weekend.
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The next ARMS Testpunch trial kicks off at 7pm UK time and runs for just under an hour.
"You can get ready right now, so you can get scrapping straight away when the time comes," reads a Nintendo statement.
"All you need to be able to take part is a Nintendo Switch, an internet connection, a Nintendo Account and the free ARMS Global Testpunch software from Nintendo eShop."
The Nintendo Switch receives a massive boost this week following the news that Monster Hunter XX is being launched.
The Nintendo Switch Monster Hunter XX version was confirmed earlier this week, creating another huge surge in the company’s stock price.
The impact of Capcom’s announcement created a rise of 5.48% to ¥33,510 ($301.27) in Tokyo, and could see a further boost now it's been confirmed for release in Japan on August 25.
The company's market value is now at its highest point since October 2008.
It’s an incredible feat for a game that hasn’t even seen a full release on the Nintendo 3DS in the west, although this might all change with the Nintendo Switch.
Monster Hunter XX may not beat either Zelda or Mario Kart in terms of sales, but its popularity in Japan alone could make it one of the most important new launches for the hybrid console.
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The latest news is that the Switch version features the same content, supports 1080p resolution when docked, 720p in handheld mode and will support save data transfers between the 3DS.
Monster Hunter XX on the Nintendo Switch will also support cross-play with the 3DS version, albeit, limited to online sessions.
Nintendo Switch sales have contributed to a huge rise in Nintendo share prices.
While this is undoubtedly good news for Nintendo, it might be bad news for stock hunters trying to get their hands on consoles.
Nintendo share prices are up by 102% year-on-year, which has helped the company reach its highest closing level since 2010.
It's a situation that's likely to improve for Nintendo, as the company gets ready to launch its Nintendo Switch Online Service.
Similar to Xbox Live and PSN, the subscription service will net the company even more revenue, as users pay an annual fee to access online multiplayer and other bonuses.
Even though it might make it hard to get stock, more sales will lead to increased backing from publishers, which means we might see more third-party blockbusters appear on the console.