In 2019 Nintendo manufactured 20 million Switch consoles, though the company itself has warned that uncertainty in the supply chain means it’s not quite as simple as saying that there will be 10 percent more (so 22 million) consoles this year.

"We hope [suppliers] will be responsive to the production increase, but for procurement of some parts, the outlook remains uncertain, and we can't forecast exactly how many Switches can be supplied," a Nintendo spokesperson told Nikkei.

Switch availability was spiked by the double whammy of production problems in the Asian supply chain through the early months of the year, and increased demand driven by global lockdowns and the launch of Animal Crossing: New Horizons last month.

The result has been stock shortages in most countries, including the UK, where the Switch has been seen on sale for more than double its RRP as some sellers try to make a quick buck from the shortages - though at the time of writing you can still buy the Switch Lite from Amazon UK for its usual price.