Zaker technology, August 6 – Nintendo Japan Ltd. released its quarterly financial report for the first fiscal quarter of fiscal year 2021 on Thursday! The animal crossing was driven by Nintendo’s first quarter operating profit in the 2021 fiscal year.
according to the financial report, Nintendo’s net sales reached 358.11 billion yen, up 108.1% year-on-year, and its operating profit reached 144.74 billion yen, a year-on-year increase of 427.7%.
in fact, it’s no secret that Nintendo’s performance has soared in the epidemic, such as switch’s exclusive game “assemble! After the release of animal crossing, the sales of Switch hosts also increased. And since it was launched in March, “assemble! The total sales volume of Animal Crossing club has reached 22 million 400 thousand.
this figure is even more impressive if you consider the fact that switches are seriously out of stock in all traditional console markets throughout the quarter. Said serkan toto, founder of Kantan games, a gaming consulting firm.
at the same time, Nintendo also maintained the sales forecast of 19 million switches to be sold in this fiscal year. The chief executive, Junichiro Guchuan, has previously said that the performance boost brought about by the epidemic is only temporary.
on the one hand, the shortage is due to the surge in global switch demand, on the other hand, the epidemic situation is also promoting the expansion of this huge demand gap. Nintendo said the novel coronavirus pneumonia caused by the new quarter of the first quarter caused the procurement of parts for Switch game machines difficult, and the situation improved during the current season. However, it still warned that if the impact of the epidemic continues to expand, the global manufacturing chain of Switch is still quite fragile.
assemble! The promotion of several phenomenal games, such as animal crossing, and the wide spread of related topics on social media, objectively helped boost Switch sales, but also directly led to a high premium on existing stocks. Nintendo said it will increase the production of switches, which is also to alleviate the situation that the current global supply and marketing system has not yet been restored, and switch is still “hard to find” all over the world.