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Nintendo financial results – nine months ended December 31, 2016

Posted on January 31, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News

Nintendo’s results for the latest financial period are in. Today, the company issued its report for the nine months ended December 31, 2016. We’ll be rounding up all pertinent information below.

– Lifetime Wii U hardware sales: 13.56 million
– Lifetime Wii U softwaresales: 96.52 million
– Lifetime 3DS hardware sales: 65.30 million
– Lifetime 3DS software sales: 320.96 million
– “During the nine months ended December 31, 2016, the worldwide release of Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon generated buzz and led to blockbuster sales of 14.69 million units”
– Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS surpassed the million-seller mark
– Pokémon GO led to increased sales of software in the Pokémon series released in the past and drove 3DS family hardware sales growth, particularly outside of Japan
– The worldwide sales volume for Nintendo 3DS hardware this period was 6.45 million units (10% increase on a year-on-year basis)
– Nintendo 3DS software sales were 46.78 million units (20% increase on a year-on-year basis)
– Planned to ship 0.8 million Wii U units this fiscal year, based on forecasts of comprehensive demand for Nintendo hardware
– Hardware sales volume of 0.76 million units (75% decrease on a year-on-year basis) for Wii U
– Software sales volume of 12.48 million for Wii U (45% decrease on a year-on-year basis)
– Super Mario Run “elicited a fantastic response, surpassing 40 million downloads in four days after the release”
– NES Classic Edition “launched in Japan and overseas in November to widespread popularity”
– “Although the release of some new titles offering amiibo functionality restored some momentum, amiibo sales remained
limited to 6.5 million units for figure-type and 6.6 million units for card-type”
– Digital sales “down to a large extent on the same period last year” due to a lack of new downloadable content
– Operating income of 26.3 billion yen
– Net sales of 311.1 billion yen (of which overseas sales were 221.3 billion yen or 71.2% of the total sales)
– 16.7 billion yen of share of profit of entities accounted for using the equity method related to The Pokémon Company and other investments
– Ordinary income of 49.1 billion yen
– “due to the sale of part of our equity in the company that manages the Seattle Mariners Major League Baseball team, we recorded gain on sales of investment securities totaling 63.5 billion yen as extraordinary income, meaning that
profit attributable to owners of parent was 102.9 billion yen”

We will launch Nintendo Switch, a new home gaming system that diversifies the ways you can play video games, on March 3, 2017 in Japan and overseas. Our launch lineup includes first-party software such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and 1-2-Switch as well as strong third-party titles. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will release for Wii U on the same day.

For Nintendo 3DS, we aim to maintain the buzz surrounding the hit titles Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon and Super Mario
Maker for Nintendo 3DS, as well as releasing new titles such as Mario Sports Superstars.

For smart devices, we plan to release the game application Fire Emblem Heroes on February 2. We will also follow last
December’s release of Super Mario Run for iOS with an Android version in March. To accommodate the releases and operation of these applications, we have revised the release schedule for Animal Crossing, which we had originally planned to release during this period. This title will be released during the next fiscal year.

We have revised the financial forecast originally published on October 26, 2016. For details, see the Notice of Full-Year Financial Forecast and Dividend Forecast Modifications issued today (January 31, 2017).



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