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Nintendo profits boom as people stuck at home play games

FILE – In this Jan. 23, 2020, file photo, Nintendo characters, including Mario, right, are seen on a glass of its official store in Tokyo. Nintendo Co.’s profit for the fiscal year ended in March jumped 86% on healthy sales of the Switch handheld machine as people staying at home over the pandemic turned to video games. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File) BKWS307 BKWS307

Nintendo is among companies that have thrived during the pandemic, which is wreaking havoc on the global economy overall. Its Switch game system and several popular gaming titles fueled healthy earnings.

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