TOKYO (AP) — Nintendo says its fiscal second quarter net profit rose by nearly a third on strong sales of software for its Switch Lite game console.
The company said Thursday that its net profit rose to 45.4 billion yen ($420 million) in the July-September quarter from 34 billion yen a year earlier.
Sales rose 23% from a year earlier to 271.9 billion yen ($2.5 billion).
Kyoto-based Nintendo Co. said it sold nearly 5 million Nintendo Switch machines in April-September, while sales of its handheld Switch Lite, which was launched in September, totaled nearly 2 million units.
The Switch is a hybrid game machine that works both as a console and a tablet. More than 40 million consoles have been sold since sales began about two years ago.