Nintendo posts 5-fold profit jump as 'Animal Crossing' sales top 22 million

Japan's Nintendo Co Ltd on Thursday reported a more than five-fold jump in quarterly profit, driven by breakout demand for its Switch device and hit title "Animal Crossing: New Horizons" as the coronavirus lockdown lifts the games industry. Nintendo has proved a winner of the pandemic as stuck-at-home gamers flock to titles like "Animal Crossing", which sold 10.

6 million units in the first quarter, bringing its total sales to 22.4 million since launching in March. "Animal Crossing" is a runaway hit,.....

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