Nintendo Financials Report Best Quarter Since 2012

Nintendo’s latest financial report for Q1 2016 have gone live, and they paint a rosy picture for the company. Nintendo reported a 1.14 billion yen profit, making this the best Q1 since the equivalent period in 2012.

In other good news, the Wii U has finally crossed the 10 million mark after 2.5 years. However, during the quarter, the Wii U only mustered half a million units worldwide (470,000). The Wii U has sold 10.01 million since November 2012.

Nintendo attributed much of the quarter’s success to the game Splatoon and the continued success of amiibo. While they didn’t give exact numbers, amiibo is said to have “favorable sales” for the quarter. This can be linked to the launch of new Smash Bros. and Splatoon amiibo. As for Splatoon, it has sold 1.62 million ending June 30th.

The 3DS sold better than Wii U during the quarter, thanks in great part to the New Nintendo 3DS. The 3DS family sold 1.01 million units, and has sold 53.07 million worldwide units worldwide.

Overall, Nintendo sold 470,000 Wii U consoles and 4.55 million units of software worldwide in the first quarter. Nintendo has indicated they don’t plan to adjust their financial forecast for the year.

The remainder of 2015 depends on the success of Super Mario Maker, the western launches of Yo-Kai Watch and Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, and further waves of amiibo.

Nintendo is also launching the first efforts of their partnership with DeNA this fall, which is expected to be a new area of profit for the company.

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