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Nintendo’s Profit Soars to New Heights with Super Mario Movie Magic and Zelda Game Glory!

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Nintendo’s profit has skyrocketed thanks to a massive boost from the success of its Super Mario franchise, particularly driven by the hit film “The Super Mario Bros. Movie.” The company reported an impressive 52% increase in net profit for the first fiscal quarter on Thursday.

The film’s release earlier this year brought a surge in demand for Nintendo Switch game software. “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” has been a phenomenal success, attracting over 168 million viewers worldwide and grossing a whopping $1.3 billion. It has now become one of the highest-grossing animated films in history, second only to “Frozen II,” and the most successful animation film based on a video game. While the 2019 remake of “The Lion King” was a huge hit, it falls under the category of computer graphics rather than animation.

Another contributing factor to Nintendo’s excellent results was the popularity of “The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom,” the latest installment in the beloved action-adventure series, which was released in May.

For the April-June quarter, Nintendo’s net profit reached an impressive 181 billion yen ($1.3 billion), a significant increase from nearly 119 billion yen a year ago. Quarterly sales also saw a remarkable 50% surge, reaching 461.3 billion yen ($3.2 billion). The company sold 3.9 million Nintendo Switch consoles, marking a nearly 14% increase in hardware sales. Software sales also experienced substantial growth, with 52 million games sold, up 26% from the previous year. Furthermore, Nintendo benefited from its intellectual property business, including royalties from the Super Mario film and other ventures.

Nintendo has been actively encouraging households to own multiple Nintendo Switch consoles, enabling family members to play together. Games like “Pikmin 4,” which was released last month and offered in a downloadable version, have been popular choices among players, contributing to Nintendo’s growing sources of income.

Looking ahead, Nintendo has exciting plans for the future, with more games scheduled for release in the coming months. One such title is “Super Mario Bros. Wonder,” set to hit the market in October.

Despite the exceptional results, Nintendo maintains a cautious outlook for the full year, keeping its profit forecast unchanged at 340 billion yen ($2.4 billion), which represents a 21% decrease compared to the previous year. Nevertheless, with the ongoing success of its flagship franchises and a strong lineup of upcoming games, Nintendo continues to be a dominant force in the gaming industry.

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