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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.

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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]