Nintendo Reports Profits Albeit Disappointing Wii U Sales
Nintendo has not had a very good first quarter for the running fiscal year 2014; nevertheless they managed to record a positive figure in revenues. For the quarter ended with June 2013 and although the figures for Wii U were utterly gloomy, the overall performance could shine a ray of hope for the coming days.
Talking of the low sales figures for Wii U, it was reported that the latest gaming console form Nintendo sold only 90000 units in Japan, 60000 in North America and a mere 10000 in The whole of Europe!
Overall the number of units sold by Wii U so far has reached 3.61 million units and the planned target is 100million – maybe sometime in the future since it took more than six long years for Wii to achieve the 100million milestone this quarter.
In total, Nintendo’s earnings made up £545 million which was nearly 4 percent less than the corresponding quarter of last year. The sales gave them a profit of £57.7 million which was a much wanted improvement from the loss sustained last year.
The aforementioned profit can be attributed to the 3DS and 3DS XL consoles that got 1.4 million units transferred and made the game sales go up by 10 percent to 11 million. The consoles sales figures also went up by 12 percent.
Though the total number of games sold was a little more than 1 million, how could you expect the Wii U console to trade better with such a small number of first party games? For the whole of three months only two expand-alone DLC were introduced; one for the New Super Luigi U and Game & Wario.
It is a contrasting picture, neither too good nor too alarming but do you think Nintendo will be able to reach its sales target of 9million Wii U console units till the end of this year? Do ponder upon The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, Wii Party U, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Super Mario 3D World and Wii Fit U; the upcoming titles when you answer that question!