ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon Print
Media & Entertainment

Zelda, 'Mario' boosted Nintendo to record profit in first quarter

New Zelda software revives 6-year-old Switch's momentum

The new game The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and "The Super Mario Brothers Movie" contributed to the record first-quarter profit of Nintendo. (Source photos by Kosaku Mimura, Nintendo official YouTube channel and 2023 Nintendo and Universal Studios)

TOKYO -- Nintendo announced on Thursday that its net income for the April-June period rose 52% to a record high of 185 billion yen ($1.2 billion) from a year ago.

Launching The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom -- the 20th main installment in the series for the action adventure game The Legend of Zelda -- for its Switch console in May, the game developer enjoyed record-breaking popularity, selling 10 million units within three days of its launch in Japan.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more