More than 22 million copies of the latest Animal Crossing video game have been sold since its March release as the pandemic drives a gaming surge.
Developer Nintendo said the title’s popularity lifted profits from April to June to 106.4bn yen (£770m) – more than five times higher than a year ago.
Sales show “no loss of momentum”, and other games are also seeing strong demand, the Japanese firm added.
Animal Crossing’s success also boosted sales of its Switch gaming device.
Nintendo said it sold 5.7 million Switch units in the quarter, up from 2.1 million a year ago. More than half of the consoles played for the first time in the quarter were used for Animal Crossing, it added.
The gains came despite lockdown-related production strains – Nintendo said it had difficulty getting parts.
“We’re seeing a higher percentage of female consumers buying Nintendo Switch Lite than buy the flagship,” Nintendo of America President Doug Bowser says. “We see Lite as a great opportunity for us to expand with that audience.”
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