Japan-based Nintendo desires to market about 20 million new games consoles in 2016, but component suppliers say they can only meet up with 10 to 12 million precision components - according to a report by DigiTimes.
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Nintendo would want to start mass production of the new gaming consoles by first quarter of next year, but they might have to slack down a bit to accommodate the capacity of their upstream suppliers.
This newest gaming console is called the Nintendo NX.
Hon Hai Precision Industry also known as Foxconn Electronics has been awarded the contract to produce the components and ensure the products are marketed in time; but Foxconn would not address questions about the large order and its business with its clients.
While Foxconn is the major supplier, others such as Foxconn Technology, Macronix, Pixart Imaging, Coxon Precise Industrial, Nishoku Technology, Delta Technology, Lingsen Precision Industries and Jentech have also been commissioned to supply components for the gaming products.
Meanwhile, market analysts predict Microsoft’s Xbox One will ship about 13 million units in 2016 while Sony’s PlayStation 4 should meet up with 18 million units by next year. But then, if Nintendo is still able to meet up with 10 million units of its new game console, then it would still have been able to sustain its competitive edge in the global marketplace.