FY15 Financial Results: Nintendo Finally Turns A Profit As 9.54 Million Wii U Units Sold


It has been a tough couple of years for Nintendo, yet things are starting to turn around for them. According to their quarterly financial report ending their 2015 fiscal year, they have reported a net profit of ¥41.8 billion ($350 million), meaning they had finished a year in the black, financially, for the first time since 2011. Most of it comes down to a weakened yen, as overall sales were down by 3.8%.

Speaking of sales, the Wii U continues to be a major disappointment for Nintendo. Despite launching a year earlier than the Xbox One and PS4, the Wii U sold 340,000 units over the past quarter. Adding up from last quarter’s total and you come to 9.54 million Wii U units sold in the total of the system’s lifetime. Furthermore, the Nintendo 3DS, in its many iterations, has totaled over 52 million units worldwide. Wii U software has totaled 24.4 million units this past year, while the Nintendo 3DS software sales have totaled 62.74 million units from April 1, 2014 – March 31, 2015.

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Looking forward, according to Nintendo’s projections for the coming year, Star Fox is still on schedule for a 2015 release. So, too, is Wii U exclusive Devil’s Third, Project Guard and Project Giant Robot (the latter of which should be on its way in the coming weeks). Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem will be coming this Winter, however only for the Japan region of sales. On the Nintendo 3DS, you can expect the new Fire Emblem to be released in Japan and Yo-Kai Watch and Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer to come to North America and Europe this summer and fall, respectively. Of course, there are likely other titles that Nintendo hasn’t announced yet, which we will hear about in whatever Nintendo has cooked up for E3 2015.

h/t The Verge

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