Nintendo is reportedly planning to shrink the overall packaging of the Nintendo Switch by 20% in an effort to get more units onto retail store shelves. Reducing the size of the box will allow more units to be shipped and sold. The change is apparently expected to happen sometime this month.
According to a Nikkei report, Nintendo is planning to reduce the size of the Nintendo Switch’s product box down by one-fifth or 20%, allowing the company to help increase the global supply of the console by improving transportation efficiency.
This comes in light of Nintendo’s recent financial report which revealed a decline in overall hardware sales for the Switch. Despite over 100 million units already sold, demand for the Switch is still quite high. To combat fewer units being produced and placed in stores, Nintendo is now decreasing the size of the packaging. Naturally, this will improve transportation efficiency as more units can then be stocked in delivery vehicles and containers.
Nintendo is making small but significant changes to the product’s box which will go a long way to improve hardware sales for the company. However, Nintendo is sitting in the same boat as PlayStation and Xbox when it comes to component shortages and the difficulties manufacturers are currently facing as a result of the global pandemic.
In related news, Nintendo will seemingly refrain from announcing any new hardware this year, which includes the long-rumoured Nintendo Switch Pro, as the company’s focus is now on getting current units sold and meeting fiscal year sales targets.
Despite the slight shortage of available units, the Nintendo Switch continues to be the fastest-selling hardware in gaming at the moment, largely thanks to a plethora of exciting exclusives coming to the console. This year’s line-up includes Bayonetta 3, Splatoon 3 and Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, as well as Xenoblade Chronicles 3 which released last month.