Wii U Lifetime Sales Are Now 10.01 Millions, 3DS 50.07 Millions; Nintendo Predicts 3.4 Million Wii U This Year
Nintendo posted its financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2015 (between April 1st and June 30th), and they’re positive, with the company ending the quarter in the black.
The console manufacturer from Kyoto also updated the lifetime sales of Wii U and 3DS and the respective software sales, which you can see below:
We also get a detailed explanation of today’s results:
“launched during the previous fiscal year as the newest members of the Nintendo 3DS family, continue to expand their sales, and the global sales of the Nintendo 3DS hardware reached 1.01 million units. As for the Nintendo 3DS software, Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright/Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest, which were released in June for Japan, got off to a good start, while titles such as GIRLS MODE 3 Kirakira☆Kode (translation of Japanese title) and Rhythm Tengoku (temp.) gained popularity among female consumers in Japan. In the overseas markets, with the contribution from the release of Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition, which is the overseas version of popular games in Japan, the global sales of the Nintendo 3DS software reached 7.92 million units.
With respect to Wii U, Splatoon, which was released globally in May and gathered attention, marked 1.62 million units in sales and contributed to vitalizing the Wii U platform. The worldwide sales of the Wii U hardware and software were 0.47 million and 4.55 million units respectively.
In addition to the above, because of factors such as favorable sales of amiibo continuing, net sales were 90.2 billion yen (of which overseas sales were 65.0 billion yen or 72.1% of the total sales), and operating income was 1.1 billion yen. As a result of foreign exchange gains totaling 10.8 billion yen due to depreciation of the yen at the end of the period compared to the exchange rate at the end of the previous fiscal year, ordinary income was 14.2 billion yen and profit attributable to owners of parent was 8.2 billion yen.”
On top of that, the company isn’t changing its financial forecast for the current fiscal year:
“For Nintendo 3DS, Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer will be released in July for Japan, in September for the United States, and in October for Europe, while Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon will be released in September for Japan, by the end of this calendar year for the United States, and in early 2016 for Europe. Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash will be released globally by this fall and The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes will be released globally by the end of this calendar year. Furthermore, a number of key titles from third-party publishers are scheduled for release. With such activities, we aim to further expand the Nintendo 3DS business.
For Wii U, by maintaining the attention level of Splatoon, which enjoyed a good start, we will strive to further enhance the sales toward the year-end sales season. Yoshi’s Woolly World (released in June for Europe) will be released in July for Japan and in October for the United States. Super Mario Maker will be released in September globally and titles such as Star Fox Zero and Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash will be released sequentially. We also aim to maintain the performance of already-released titles with strong sales potential by introducing additional download content.
Meanwhile, for amiibo, we will continue to expand the product lineup. At the same time, we aim to stimulate demand for amiibo from owners of the original Nintendo 3DS hardware systems by releasing the Nintendo 3DS NFC Reader/Writer accessory (for Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL and Nintendo 2DS), which will be launched simultaneously with Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer. In addition, we expect to secure a new source of revenue from a gaming application for smart devices, which will be released by the end of this calendar year. As a result, there is no revision to the consolidated financial forecast for this fiscal year, announced on May 7, 2015.”
Lastly, you can check out the fully detailed sales results, showing the performance of each platform my region and that Nintendo plans to sell 7.6 million 3DS consoles and 3.4 million Wii U units this year.
1.01 million 3DS units and 470,000 Wii U consoles have been sold between April 1st and June 30th.