The game Animal Crossing : New Horizons ” has been sold more than 22,40 million times. The Nintendo Switch also has very good sales.
Nintendo has unveiled its quarterly results, the figures are excellent for a company that has not suffered the health crisis —unlike many others who have been forced to lay off workers.
The game Animal Crossing : New Horizons has also exploded in the records, to the point that it has been sold more than 10,63 million times between April and June —for a total of 22.4 million. It is now the second game, the most sold in the world on Nintendo Switch.
It is positioned just behind Mario Kart 8 Deluxe that has 26,74 million in sales. In the third place, we find the game Super Smash Bros Ultimate with a result of 19.99 million copies sold. Animal Crossing is very popular, such as The Legend of Zelda : Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, or even Pokémon Sword and Shield.
The company posted operating income quarterly increase of 428%, a percentage well above analysts ‘ expectations. The operating profit of the group was 144,7 billion yen, or approximately 1.5 billion euros. More generally, net earnings were $ 846 million, which represents an impressive increase of 541% compared to the year 2019.
Soaring prices for Nintendo Switch
During the quarter, Nintendo has sold more than 5.68 million Switch against 2.68 million on the same period last year. It passes above the symbolic threshold of $ 60 million of sales to achieve the 61,44 million sales since its release.
This strong increase in sales, set to +150% in the month of march, it justifies the out-of-stocks experienced by many users in many countries, including France. This has had the effect of increasing very largely the price of games consoles to the point that some have used bots in order to be able to buy a dozen devices from the market. The console sells for up to 425 euros, against a recommended retail price of 299 euros.
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