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Amiibo is saving the ship. Nintendo with mixed tax numbers



Amiibo is saving the ship. Nintendo with mixed tax numbers

Yesterday we reminded you that this Tuesday Nintendo would be presenting its numbers from the current fiscal quarter. In Japan, everyone was waiting and even their shares were growing days before the announcement. But how did the company do? The results are mixed.

Nintendo presented this Tuesday its most recent fiscal results for Q3, which includes the end of 2015. The fourth fiscal begins on the first of April and ends with the last day of December. As we were saying, the results are varied since in some, as we will see, they achieved their objectives while net sales and profits were below the same period last year. This should not surprise us, considering the rather poor end of the year.

Nintendo’s net profit for this period is 40.558 million yen, which is equivalent to $336 million dollars. This represents a drop of 31.9% in relation to what was obtained in 2014. Net sales also had a decrease, although less, of 3.9%. These figures are contrasted with the 34.4% increase in operating profit, obtaining 42,485 million yen, that is, about $352.4 million dollars.

Although the games that helped this increase are quite interesting: Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer for the 3DS, as well as super mario maker Y splatoon on Wii U; the real stars are, obviously, the amiibo that, in nine months, they sold 20.5 million figures and 21.5 million cards.

Nintendo trusts its sales and during the meeting with investors confirmed the arrival of miitomo, its first mobile app. About the plans on 3DS were mentioned the special editions for the 20th anniversary of Pokémon, Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, and third-party titles that will be announced sooner or later.

For the Wii U, Nintendo assured that it would seek to keep the public’s attention in its most striking games of the moment: Splatoon and Super Mario Maker. Added to this will be new games for the library such as The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD and Star Fox Zero.

Regarding the amiibo, it was confirmed that they will seek to continue expanding the lineup to maintain momentum. And to support sales they will be offering new game experiences that use the figures. For the time being, the goal for the next fiscal quarter is still 50 billion yen, that is, about $413 million dollars in terms of operating income. For net income, it seeks to reach the 35 billion yen or $290 million dollars.

And now we go with the hardware numbers:

Wii U

Hardware sales (Q1 to Q3) — 3.06 million units

Hardware sales (October 1 to December 31) — 1.87 million units

Hardware sales (Since launch date) — 12.6 million units

Hardware sales projection (2015 to 2016) — 3.4 million units

Software sales (Q1 to Q3) — 22.62 million units

3DS

Hardware sales (Q1 to Q3) — 5.88 million units

Hardware sales (October 1 to December 31) — 3.6 million units

Hardware sales (Since launch date) — 57.94 million units

Hardware sales projection (2015 to 2016) — 7.6 million units

Software sales (Q1 to Q3) — 38.87 million units

Wii

Hardware sales (Q1 to Q3) — 110,000 units

Hardware sales (October 1 to December 31) — 40,000 units

Hardware sales (Since launch date) — 101.63 million units

Hardware sales projection (2015 to 2016) — 100,000 units (clearly out of date, but not updated)

Software sales (Q1 to Q3) — 6.18 million units

As you can see, the Wii U has had some improvement but the truth is that it is still not definitive. In terms of its software sales, the home console also slightly improved. As is natural with its age, the 3DS continues to decline in sales at a slow but steady pace. To give us an idea of ​​how it has dropped this year, sales of games on the portable decreased by 14 million.

What do you think of the numbers of the Big N? Did anything surprise you or did you also expect mixed results?

Via: Nintendo Life