Animal Crossing boosts Nintendo's Switch console demand in Jan-Mar quarter

Japan's Nintendo Co Ltd said on Thursday its fourth-quarter profit soared 200% per cent due to surging demand for its Switch games console, and that title Animal Crossing: New Horizons shifted a record 13.4 million units in its first six weeks.

The Kyoto-based gaming company posted operating profit of 89.4 billion yen for January-March, Reuters' calculations showed based on annual figures, smashing analyst estimates. Nintendo has defied scepticism over its ability to draw in consumers beyond a hardcore base in the Switch's.....

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