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Japan Display to Produce Nintendo Switch Screens


While Reggie Fils-Aime may have committed to 2 million Nintendo Switch consoles at launch, new reports are coming out that increase that number by 50%.

Wall Street Journal reports that Japan Display Inc., a joint venture between Sony, Toshiba, and Hitachi, will be producing the screens for the Nintendo Switch, a departure from Nintendo’s long-lasting relationship with Sharp.

The report goes on to say that 3 millionĀ screens were ordered for launch, with 10 million expected within the first year. To compare, the Wii moved about 13.2 million consoles in its first year and the Playstation 4 moved about 13.5 million. In comparison, the Wii U moved a paltry 3.9 million consoles in its first year.

Hopefully these reports bode well for console availability at launch and throughout the rest of the year.