Nintendo Q3 Profits Reveal Mixed Results

Hardware sales down, software sales up, and another quarter in the black for the Big N.

By Mel Turnquist. Posted 01/28/2015 19:00 1 Comment     ShareThis

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Nintendo’s profits for Q3 were revealed to be a little of both good and bad.

On one hand, the company was rather stagnant with its hardware sales, particularly for the 3DS in Europe and North America. This is likely due to the inevitable release of the New Nintendo 3DS XL and a bit of an uncertainty on consumers’ parts on whether to wait that arrival date. Nintendo also isn’t expected to meet the 40 billion yen profit that was forecasted earlier in the year.

On the other hand, software sales for Nintendo have been stellar, particularly thanks to some great games such as Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Bros. for 3DS/Wii U, and Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire, amongst other titles. It also marks the second quarter that Nintendo was in the black, which means that it was able to turn a profit.

Who knows what the next year will hold for everybody’s favorite video game company, but time will tell and perhaps it will be able to build upon the successes of this quarter and improve the failures.

Source: IGN

One Response to “Nintendo Q3 Profits Reveal Mixed Results”

  • 45 points
    lilmac says...

    Always good to hear when Nintendo is making profits. I’m sure some of that revenue is earmarked toward research and development of their next-generation console.

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