Wii U sales pick up, and Nintendo is profitable again!

Earlier in the year, Nintendo reported losses for Q1, continuing the trend of poor financial results for our favourite company.

Despite those problems, the company stuck to it’s projects that it would be profitable again by the end of the year while hitting some modest sales goals.

Today’s Q2 results bring good news in some important areas.  Sales of the Wii U are starting to show some life in the wst and is profitable once again!

See below for a direct quote of the financial report about the numbers:

” During the six months ended September 30, 2014, for “Nintendo 3DS,” “Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS,” released in Japan in September, showed extremely strong initial sales, and marked 3.22 million units in sales globally, partly because shipments for the October release in the overseas markets began in September. “Tomodachi Life,” released in June in the overseas markets, continued to show steady sales, and marked 1.27 million units in sales worldwide during this fiscal year (3.12 million units on a cumulative basis). As a result, the global sales of the “Nintendo 3DS” hardware and software were 2.09 million and 23.3 million units respectively.

With respect to “Wii U,” Nintendo released “Mario Kart 8” globally in May, which has continued to show steady sales, as well as “Hyrule Warriors,” released in September in the overseas markets, which has gained popularity. The worldwide sales of the “Wii U” hardware and software were 1.12 million units and 9.4 million units respectively

As the quote states, there have been great sales on important titles, but the net profit is largely due to “exchange rate gains”, it’s been a impressive reduction in operating losses.

 

Sales for key hardware is as follows:

Wii U

Hardware Sales (Q1 + Q2) — 1.12 million units (up from 460,000 units in equivalent period last year)
Hardware Sales (life to date) — 7.29 million units
Hardware Sales Projection (2014 to 2015) — 3.6 million units
Software Sales (Q1 + Q2) — 9.4 million units (An increase of 3.1 million units over equivalent period last year)
Software Sales Projection (2014 to 2015) — 20 million units
3DS

Hardware Sales (Q1 + Q2) — 2.09 million units (down from 3.89 million in equivalent period last year)
Hardware Sales (life to date) — 45.42 million units
Hardware Sales Projection (2014 to 2015) — 12 million units
Software Sales (Q1 + Q2) — 23.3 million units
Software Sales Projection (2014 to 2015) — 67 million units
Wii

Hardware Sales (Q1 + Q2) — 170,000 units
Hardware Sales (life to date) — 101.23 million units
Hardware Sales Projection (2014 to 2015) — 500,000 units
Software Sales (Q1 + Q2) — 1.6 million units
Software Sales Projection (2014 to 2015) — 6.18 million units

DS figures are no longer provided.

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