Japanese games giant Nintendo reported annual profits of $1.28 billion, a 36% increase, due to the ongoing popularity of its Switch-gaming-console.
The profits are Nintendo’s own leadership, and is continually being revised higher on better trading news.
The company shall appoint a new President, the 46-year-old Shuntaro Furukawa. Currently, he is responsible to care for marketing.
Switch, last year launched, has proved to be a resounding success for Nintendo
It has launched the fastest-selling games console in the Japanese company’s history and the company the greatest success since the Wii was in 2006.
Sales of Nintendo products more than doubled compared to the previous year, the company said.
Nintendo also said it expected to see impressive growth this year. He predicts this year’s net profit of 18% over the year and the annual increase in revenues of 13.7%.
The company said in a statement: “The results for the year show a very positive trend in the worldwide hardware sales figures for the Nintendo switch, which sold a total of 15.05 million units in this fiscal year.
He said his game, Super Mario Odyssey “had a huge hit with audiences worldwide”.
It’s 10.41 million units had been sold, bringing Switch software sales to 63.51 million units this year.
The Kyoto-based company, with Mr Furukawa, at the age of 46, as President from June. “My top priority is to maintain and expand the momentum for the exchange,” he said.
Acting chief Tatsumi Kimishima – a 68-year-old Ex-banker, took over the role after the death of predecessor-Satoru Iwata in the year 2015 – decided to step down because he “revive to fill in the tasks” back to the company, Nintendo said.