Nov 5, 2020

Covid-19: Nintendo profits triple as games boom continues

Japanese gaming giant Nintendo's profits are soaring as a coronavirus boom in video games continues. The video games industry is one of the few sectors that is doing well globally during the pandemic, said Joseph Evans, head of technology at Enders Analysis. Its Ring Fit games tap into people wanting to exercise while at home, he added. The games industry in the UK has also "Proved resilient in the face of the pandemic" according to industry body UK Interactive Entertainment. In September, research for the Interactive Software Federation of Europe found that UK gamers spent more and played more than people in France, Germany, Spain and Italy during lockdown.

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