Nintendo Posts Positive Financials; Wii U Reaches 7.29 Million Sold, 3DS 45.42 Million, "Good Start" For New 3DS
Nintendo Just posted its financial results for the six months ended on September 30th, and the company is finally in the black with ordinary income and net income, while operating income is still in the red.
Below you can see the detailed income figures, which compare positively against the same period of 2013.
In addition to this, we also get new lifetime sales data for Nintendo Hardware and software:
The Wii U sold 1.12 million units and the 3DS moved 9.4 million units respectively between the beginning of April and the end of September (they sold 610,000 and 1.28 million units respectively since the last count on June 30th). We also learn that Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS moved 3.22 million units globally.
Analysts had predicted a slash into the red of the earnings forecast for the whole fiscal year, but Nintendo held steady and announced no revisions. The company claimed “improved sales momentum” for the Wii U since the release of Mario Kart 8, and is looking forward to the release of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U between November and December.
On the 3DS front, Nintendo noted that sales momentum has resumed due to the launch of key titles since the summer, while Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire together with a number of third party titles should bring forth further expansion during the Holiday season. The New Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL have also been defined “off to a good start.”
Things seem to be getting better for Nintendo, that predicted back in May to end the fiscal year fully in the black with operating income, ordinary income and net income respectively at 40, 35 and 20 billion yen. So far they still seem confident about the possibility of achieving that result. The Holiday season will definitely be the key.