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Nintendo profits boom as people stuck at home play games

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Nintendo’s says its profit for the fiscal year that ended in March jumped 86% on healthy sales of the Switch handheld machine as people staying at home due to the pandemic turned to video games. The Japanese maker of Super Mario and Pokemon games says its annual profit totaled a record 480.4 billion yen, or $4.4 billion. The results were better than the company’s internal forecast. In game software sales, demand remained strong for “Animal Crossing: New Horizons,” with 20.85 million units sold. “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe” also was popular. Nintendo said digital downloads for the Switch did well.

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Former Minnesota Twins and Baltimore Orioles manager Ray Miller has died. He was 76. No cause was announced. Miller spent 42 years in professional baseball and mentored three Cy Young award winners: Mike Flanagan, Steve Stone and Doug Drabek. Jim Palmer, Scott McGregor and Mike Boddicker were also 20-game winners under his watch. His most memorable work was as a pitching coach for the Orioles and the Pittsburgh Pirates. His […]

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