Rumor: Nintendo NX to Begin Mass Shipping Q2 2016; 10-12 Million Units for First Run

on November 30, 2015 1:10 PM

According to a recent report from Digitimes, upstream component suppliers (suppliers making specific components separately ordered from mass manufacturers) believe that Nintendo NX will begin shipping in the second quarter of 2016 (April – July). While Nintendo is┬átargeting 20 million units to be shipped in 2016, numbers from the upstream suppliers lead them to believe the first run will only consist of 10-12 million units. While this number seems small compared to PlayStation 4’s predicted 18 million unit 2016 shipment, keep in mind that the Wii U (now three years old) is pushing on 11 million units sold.

Additionally, the report confirms that Foxconn will be the contract manufacturer of the device — not a surprise considering they are also responsible for manufacturing the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Wii U. There has been no official comment from Nintendo or Foxconn regarding these numbers and timetables.

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