Aug 6, 2020

Animal Crossing boosts Nintendo sales

More than 22 million copies of the latest Animal Crossing video game have been sold since its March release as the pandemic drives a gaming surge. Animal Crossing's success also boosted sales of its Switch gaming device. Nintendo said the 10.6 million Animal Crossing: New Horizons games sold in the quarter outstripped other Nintendo games sales by a factor of 10. Overall Nintendo sales were 358.1bn yen in the quarter, more than double last year. Nintendo has said the gaming boom is likely to fade as lockdowns ease.

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