Nintendo’s Digital Sales See A Whopping Year-On-Year Jump

Mobile business also ticking along nicely this quarter.

Sorry physical fans – the relentless march of the ephemeral non-physical future continues according to Nintendo’s freshly released financial results for the April-June period. The first quarter of the financial year sees the company’s digital sales business in rude health with digital sales on Switch for the period totalling 30.6 billion yen (over $280 million / £230 million), a significant 65.3% increase from the same period in 2018.

This figure includes not only download versions and download-only games, but also add-on content and sales of Nintendo Switch Online, so while that sizeable jump is still indicative of the ongoing trend towards digital purchases, the addition of Nintendo’s online subscription service is also partly responsible for growth in this area.

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