Nintendo Q2 profits climb 200 percent amid strong Nintendo Switch sales

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Nintendo Co., Ltd. this week recorded increased profit in the first half of the fiscal year due to high demand for the Nintendo Switch.

In Q2, Nintendo recorded an operating profit of $2.8 billion, a 209 percent increase from the year prior.

Between July to Sept., the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite accounted for 6.86 million in unit sales, with 5.31 million Nintendo Switch units and 1.55 million Nintendo Switch Lite units sold.

In addition, it sold 49.81 million units of software in the period.

The Nintendo Switch hardware has sold 68.3 million units to date and software has sold 456.49 million units to date.

The company forecasts shipment of 24 million Nintendo Switch units for the fiscal year ending Mar. 31, 2021, an increase from a prior forecast of 19 million units.

Finally, the Nintendo 3DS sold 700,000 units in the quarter.

The Nintendo 3DS has sold 75.94 units and 385.12 software units to date.


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