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Nintendo's digital business is positively blooming, with the company recording a 71.8% increase in year-on-year sales in today's fiscal year earnings report.

From April 2019 to March 2020, Nintendo's digital sales reached 204.1 billion yen (at the time of writing, this converts to roughly $1.92 billion / £1.55 billion). Interestingly, the majority of that income has been generated from downloadable versions of physical games.

Nintendo cites "the strong sales of downloadable versions of packaged software for Nintendo Switch, the steady growth in sales of download-only software and add-on content, and the contribution from Nintendo Switch Online throughout the year" as reasons for the success.

The company's mobile business also saw a slight boost this year, with titles like Mario Kart Tour helping Nintendo's mobile income to reach 51.2 billion yen (an 11.5% increase year-on-year).

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[source nintendo.co.jp]