• Kyodo


Nintendo Co. said Thursday its net profit for April to June soared to ¥106.48 billion ($1 billion), a 6.4-fold rise from a year earlier, as the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent stay-home requests spurred demand for its Switch console and software.

The video game maker booked an operating profit of ¥144.74 billion for the fiscal first quarter, a 5.3-fold increase, as sales more than doubled to ¥358.11 billion.

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