Goods of Nintendo game personality Isabelle, called Shizue from Japan, by the Animal Crossing series of video games have been exhibited at a brand new Nintendo shop in a press preview in Tokyo on November 19, 2019.BEHROUZ MEHRI | AFP via Getty ImagesShares of Japanese video game maker Nintendo obtained two.58% on Friday.The firm reported Thursday that a multi-fold growth in annual profit on the back of solid demand for its flagship Alter console. The runaway success of its social simulation game “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” also helped enhance sales.Nintendo’s operating profit for the three months ended June 30 came in at 144.737 billion yen (approx. $1.37 billion). It had been much higher than a typical estimate of 71 billion yen, according to a Refinitiv SmartEstimate offered by Reuters.Meanwhile, “New Horizons,” the newest iteration of this Animal Crossing, has sold 22.4 million units. It jumped into second place one of the best selling Switch matches, as of June 30, regardless of the game just launch in March that this year.Nintendo’s Switch enjoyed strong sales throughout the coronavirus lockdown worldwide. The hybrid , established in March 2017, enables gamers to play on-the-go, or linked to an external display. Earnings for the apparatus has been powerful as the broader video game industry saw a spike in demand throughout the first wave of lockdowns internationally to curtail this spread of the coronavirus pandemic.Analysts, nevertheless, appear divided on its outlook for the firm.Atul Goyal, a managing director at Jefferies, includes a “hold” rating on Nintendo’s stock. He told CNBC’s “Street Evidence” on Thursday, until Nintendo’s earnings release, he anticipates earnings of Switch to summit next year.”I ran with (Nintendo) as in buy, highest conviction buy alongside Sony for the last five years,” the analyst said. That changed recently as Nintendo is “not doing enough” outside its core console gaming sector, he said.”Console gaming is great for (Nintendo) right now, but you’re heading to a peak next year,” Goyal said.However, Nomura analyst Junko Yamamura has a “buy” rating on Nintendo’s stock.”We revise up out forecasts based on Apr-Jun results and current conditions. This is mainly because progress the lengthening of the hardware and software lift cycles includes surpassed our expectations,” Yamamura wrote in a notice dated Friday.