Nintendo Profits Half of Forecast, Weak 3DS and Wii U Sales - NewsWilliam D'Angelo, posted on 24 April 2013 / 8,059 Views
Nintendo has released its full year sales report for its fiscal year which ended March 31, 2013. Revenue reached ¥635 billion ($6.38b), short of the forecast of ¥670 billion ($6.73b). The company posted a profit of ¥7 billion ($70.32m), this is half of the ¥14 billion ($140.63m) that was forecasted. However this is a major improvement over the previous fiscal year where Nintendo posted a loss of ¥43 billion ($431.94m).
Nintendo has also released its sales figures for the Wii U and 3DS, as well as several games. Nintendo has shipped a total of 3.45 million Wii U's as of March 31, which is short of the four million that were projected earlier this year. Nintendo had first projected it would ship 5.5 million Wii U's by now. Wii U shipments for the first quarter of 2013 were only 390,000 units.
3DS total shipments have reached 31.09 million units, which puts shipments for the first quarter of 2013 at over one million units. The Wii continues to inch towards 100 million units, which 99.84 million units shipped. The Wii managed to ship 460,000 units in the quarter. Nintendo DS shipments have reached 153.87 million units.
On the software side, Nintendo has shipped 13.42 million Wii U games since its launch. 2.60 million units of Nintendo Land have been shipped, while 2.15 million copies of New Super Mario Bros. U has been shipped.
Total 3DS software shipments currently sit at 95.03 million units. Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7 are by far the bestselling 3DS titles, with shipment figures of 8.29 million and 8.08 million, respectively. Nintendo has shipped 6.42 million units of New Super Mario Bros. 2, 3.86 million units of Animal Crossing: New Leaf and 3.28 million units of Nintendogs + Cats.
Wii software totals have reached 869.06 million units since its launch. The pack-in title Wii Sports has shipped 81.99 million units, by far the bestselling console game of all time. Nintendo has shipped a total of 34.26 million units of Mario Kart Wii, 27.88 million units of New Super Mario Bros. Wii, 11.72 million units of Super Mario Galaxy, and 11.49 million units of Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
Nintendo has managed to ship a total of 933.69 million DS games since its launch. New Super Mario Bros. and Mario Kart DS are the bestselling DS titles with shipment figures of 30.38 million units and 23.34 million units, respectively.
Nintendo has also released its forecast for the 2014 fiscal year which ends March 31, 2014. The company expects profits of ¥55 billion ($552.48m) and revenue of ¥920 billion ($9.24b). Nintendo expects to ship nine million Wii U's and 38 million games for the platform. 18 million 3DS consoles and 80 million 3DS games are expected to be shipped.
Nintendo also plans to ship two million Wii consoles, which would push it over 100 million units lifetime. Also Wii software shipments are expected to be 20 million units. While Nintendo did not released DS shipment figures for the 2014 fiscal year, the company does expect to ship 10 million games.