Japanese video game maker Nintendo announced that it had an increase in its quarterly profit of 19 million euros as reported by the agency "Reuters" this Thursday, August 6.
This growth is five times higher than in the previous quarter and is explained by the growing demand for the portable console 'Switch' and the game 'Animal Crossing: New Horizons' which sold 10,6 million units in the first quarter.
Operating profit from April to June was 1,4 billion euros. Nintendo sold 5,7 million units of the 'Switch' in the first quarter, plus 2,6 million units of the portable 'Switch Lite', which went on sale in September last year.
Serkan Toto, founder of the video game industry consultant Kantan Games says that "the numbers are even more impressive when we consider that throughout the quarter, there were difficulties in obtaining Switch in all the main markets".
The game company based in Kyoto, Japan, maintained its forecast of sales of 19 million Switch units in the current financial year. Nintendo sold 56% of its video games digitally in the first quarter, compared with 38% the previous year, increasing profit margins.