Nintendo is reportedly increasing Switch production and telling developers to "make their games 4K-ready"

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Nintendo is said to be increasing the production of the Switch to meet with demands and is telling developers to "make their games 4K-ready", according to a recent report. 

In the report, which comes from Bloomberg, it claims that Nintendo has asked its assembly partners to "increase production" of the Switch console to 30 million units in a bid to meet demand. There's been a noticeable shortage of the console over the past few months and the demand has only increased thanks to the success of games like Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Interestingly, "several outside game developers" speaking anonymously to Bloomberg have reportedly also said that Nintendo is asking them to "make their games 4K-ready", which could suggest an upgrade or update is coming in the future. 

Last month, another report from Bloomberg claimed that Nintendo is working on a new updated version of the Switch console that may launch early next year. The new model will reportedly have "more computing power and 4K high-definition graphics" and could release alongside first and third-party games. If developers have been asked to make their games ready for 4K resolution, this could give more credence to the idea that we may see a new console from Nintendo in 2021. 

While news about a new console has yet to be confirmed, Nintendo certainly hasn't been quiet in the past few months. We've seen several surprise releases as well as announcements for upcoming games such as Super Mario 3D All-Stars and Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit in celebration of Mario's 35th anniversary. Most recently, a Legend of Zelda: Breath of Wild prequel was also revealed with Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

Keep track of all the releases on the way with our list of upcoming Switch games

Heather Wald
Senior staff writer

I started out writing for the games section of a student-run website as an undergrad, and continued to write about games in my free time during retail and temp jobs for a number of years. Eventually, I earned an MA in magazine journalism at Cardiff University, and soon after got my first official role in the industry as a content editor for Stuff magazine. After writing about all things tech and games-related, I then did a brief stint as a freelancer before I landed my role as a staff writer here at GamesRadar+. Now I get to write features, previews, and reviews, and when I'm not doing that, you can usually find me lost in any one of the Dragon Age or Mass Effect games, tucking into another delightful indie, or drinking far too much tea for my own good.