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Corporate News 07 Aug 2020 | 7:00 AM

Nintendo reports five-fold profit jump

TOKYO: Japan’s Nintendo Co Ltd on has reported a more than five-fold jump in quarterly profit, driven by breakout demand for its Switch device and hit title “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” as the coronavirus lockdown lifts the games industry.

SMEBiz 15 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM

Bend and not break

THERE is always life after the arena, as Sarina Sundara Rajah, 37, has found. The former national rhythmic gymnast was down and out after suffering from a knee injury at her peak. Fortunately for her, she found coaching a good path to fall back on.

Technology 28 Apr 2017 | 12:00 AM

Nintendo sees Switch console doubling full-year profit

OSAKA: Japan’s Nintendo Co Ltd said on Thursday it expects operating profit to jump 121% in the year through March 2018, bolstered by strong demand for its new Switch console.

Business 15 Apr 2017 | 12:00 AM

Nintendo seen releasing mini-size Switch in 2019

Citigroup analysts say new console is doing well but is too big

Business 10 Aug 2016 | 12:00 AM

Playing catch-up to Pokemon Go

SAN FRANCISCO: Top video game companies, caught off-guard by the runaway success of Pokemon Go, are wrestling with how to play catch-up to the augmented reality app that has become a worldwide phenomenon.

Corporate News 09 Aug 2016 | 5:36 AM

Pokemon Go eludes cloning attempts by big game studios

SAN FRANCISCO: Top video game companies, caught off-guard by the runaway success of Pokemon Go, are wrestling with how to play catch-up to the augmented reality app that has become a worldwide phenomenon.

Business 03 Feb 2016 | 12:00 AM

Nintendo profit down, buyers await mobile games

TOKYO: Nintendo Co president Tatsumi Kimishima resorted to vague hints to assure investors the company’s March mobile gaming debut is worth waiting for, even as a 36% plunge in quarterly earnings highlighted a downward spiral in sales of Wii U and 3DS players.

Business 28 Jan 2015 | 5:27 PM

Nintendo says April-Dec net profit surges six-fold to US$504mil

TOKYO: Japanese videogame giant Nintendo said Wednesday its April-December net profit soared six-fold to US$504mil as a sharply weaker yen boosted its bottom line and helped offset slowing sales of its 3DS system.