It might not seem like it, but Nintendo has been selling games digitally for many years now. Over time, these particular sales have become an increasingly important part of the company's earnings.
During the latest financial results briefing, President of Nintendo Shuntaro Furukawa revealed how the latest digital sales figures are nearly double the amount of the previous fiscal year. For the first time ever, Nintendo has also exceeded 100 billion yen:
"Sales nearly doubled in the fiscal year ended March 2019 compared to the previous fiscal year, and exceeded 100 billion yen for the first time ever."
The graph below is a long-term comparison of digital sales on Nintendo's dedicated video game platforms. These sales include pro-rated NSO memberships, based on the portion of the subscription term that has elapsed:
Furukawa also pointed out how sales had improved for add-on content:
"The Nintendo Switch business has expanded over the previous year not only in download versions of packaged software, but also in download-only software and add-on content, plus contributions from Nintendo Switch Online."
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