Nintendo Switch sales have been strong, but the company needs to add more retail jobs to keep the console’s momentum going.
As the first retail release on the console, the Switch has been a hit, with more than 50 million units sold worldwide since it’s release.
However, Nintendo is looking to add at least 5,000 retail jobs at its various retailers to offset the shortage of retailers, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Nintendo’s new strategy will see it start hiring a team of more than 20 people to work at its stores in the US and Europe, and at some point the company hopes to add as many as 20 new positions.
Nintendo’s goal is to double its retail workforce to 20,000 by 2020.
However, the company is still waiting on the outcome of the EU and US antitrust probes into the sales figures, which are still pending.
With the Switch currently selling at around £300 and having just hit the shelves, it is difficult to see how Nintendo can increase its retail presence.
However the Switch’s popularity and strong launch has made it a hot topic among the gaming community.
The Switch has become a huge hit among Nintendo fans.
Nintendo is looking for a way to boost sales, and that could be one way it can boost its retail staff.
Its Nintendo Switch line-up of games include Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey and Animal Crossing: Wild World.