Such- Nintendo’s fiscal year ended in March, sales of its Switch notebook computers increased by 86%, this is because people stay away from the coronavirus pandemic and instead use video games for entertainment.
The annual income of the creators of Super Mario and Pokémon totaled a record 480.4 billion yen (US$4.4 billion), up from 258.6 billion yen last year. The result was better than expected.
The company said sales increased by 34% to 1.76 trillion yen ($16 billion).
The most popular video games are “Animal Crossing: New Horizons”, “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Edition” and “Ring for Adventure”.
The Kyoto-based company said that the digital download of the Switch also performed well, helping to support its results.
Nintendo does not expect good luck this fiscal year (until March 2022) and expects profits to fall by 29% to 340 billion yen ($3 billion).
The company plans to launch “Mario Golf: Super Run”, “The Legend of Zelda: Sky Sword HD” and a new Pokémon game later this year.
Nintendo was one of the companies that thrived during the pandemic.
The Super Nintendo World theme park in Osaka, Japan, built by Universal Studios Japan, opened in March due to delays caused by the coronavirus. However, because Osaka City was one of several areas in a state of emergency due to increased infections, it was closed shortly afterwards.
The state of emergency began last month and may continue after the end of May 11 because of the requirement to close all large facilities.