Nintendo smashes Switch sales view; says Animal Crossing is device’s fastest-selling game

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Nintendo Co Ltd said on Thursday its fourth-quarter profit soared 200% 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.

FILE PHOTO: A Nintendo Switch game console is pictured at the Paris Games Week (PGW), a trade fair for video games in Paris, France, October 29, 2019. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

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.

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