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Nintendo boosts Switch production by 20% as it rides COVID wave

"Animal Crossing" popularity pushes console maker to output 25m units for FY2020

The Switch was on a hot streak even before the coronavirus, having sold 21 million units in fiscal 2019. (Source photos by Reuters and Tokuyuki Matsubuchi) 

OSAKA -- Nintendo is boosting output of the Switch game console by 20% from its initial plan, to 25 million units for the fiscal year through March 2021, as stay-at-home and other coronavirus restrictions have led to a surge in demand, Nikkei has learned.

The output will be the most ever for the Switch, first released in March 2017.

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