Nintendo reported an 18% rise in net profit for its first fiscal half on Tuesday, as sales continued to get a boost from its hit Super Mario movie, and the popularity of its software for various new video games.
April-September profit at Nintendo Co., which didn't break down quarterly results, totaled nearly 271.3 billion yen ($1.8 billion), up from 230 billion yen a year earlier. Sales surged 21% to 796 billion yen ($5.3 billion).
Demand remained strong for Nintendo Switch game software, which got a healthy lift from the film starring the jumping plumber, "The Super Mario Bros. Movie."
Among the games that sold well as a result of the film was "Mario Kart 8 Deluxe," which sold 3.2 million units during the period, for cumulative sales of 57 million games, Nintendo said.
This year's Super Mario movie is one of the top-selling animation films on record, second only to "Frozen II," and the top animation film based on a video More