Nintendo April-Sept. Operating Profit Hits 10-Yr High

Economy

Kyoto, Nov. 1 (Jiji Press)--Japan's Nintendo Co. <7974> has said its consolidated operating profit for April-September rose 53.4 pct from a year before to a 10-year high of 94,222 million yen.

Sales for the first half of fiscal 2019 increased 14.2 pct to 443,967 million yen, according to an earnings announcement by the video game maker Thursday.

The Nintendo Switch consoles and software titles enjoyed brisk sales.

Global sales of the consoles soared 36.7 pct to 6.93 million units, including the compact Nintendo Switch Lite model released in September. The model accounted for 30 pct of the total Nintendo Switch sales.

Nintendo Switch software sales climbed 38.8 pct to 58.49 million units.

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