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Nintendo Reports A Profit In Q2 Earnings As Wii U Begins To Show Momentum

Nintendo has published its second quarterly financial report today and posted an overall net profit of 14.3 billion Yen, exceeding analysts’ predictions. Despite the gaming giant recording an operating loss of 215 million Yen (approximately €1.56 million / £1.23 million / $2 million), losses were considerably lower than the 9.4 billion Yen recorded in its first quarterly results for 2014 -15, and much lower overall when compared to the 23.2 billion Yen in operating losses suffered in September 2013.

Compared to its first quarterly results from July – which showed net losses of approximately 9.9 billion Yen – its boost in profit is magnanimous. In its report, Nintendo says that due to a depreciation of the Yen and its momentum in both hardware and software sales, net income more than doubled over on the previous year’s financial report of 6 billion Yen. Nintendo’s 14.3 billion Yen (€103.8 million / £82 million / $132.3 million) in profits plant the company firmly in the black after its continuous string of operating and net losses.

With the return of profits, Wii U hardware has also gained momentum after its initial struggle in the competitive market with sales of 1.12 million units from April to September. Nintendo says the boost in sales are garnered from its flagship title Mario Kart 8, along with Hyrule Warriors‘ popularity in the western market. It comes after Koei Tecmo reported a welcoming surprise in terms of sales, though figures were not revealed. Nintendo doesn’t allude to individual Wii U software sales in its report, though does mention 9.4 million units were sold within the six months.

On the other hand, the 3DS saw a decrease in hardware sales over on the previous year – 2.09 million units from April to September 2014, compared to 3.89 million units from April to September 2013. However, Super Smash Bros. for 3DS showed “extremely strong” initial sales, coming in at 3.22 million units worldwide after shipments released at the tail-end of September. Overall, software sales for Nintendo 3DS totalled 23.3 million units during the second quarter.

Going forward, then, Nintendo has not revised their projected forecasts for Wii U or Nintendo 3DS, which still stands at 3.6 million units and 12 million units respectively. And according to the report, Wii U’s life-to-date sales stand at 7.29 million. A snippet of Nintendo’s forecast for the Wii U is outlined beneath, but in the mean time let us know your thoughts on the second quarterly financial report in the comment section below.

Since the May release of “Mario Kart 8,” the “Wii U” platform has been experiencing improved sales momentum. In addition, we will release “Super Smash Bros. for Wii U” in November in the United States, and in December in Japan and Europe. It is the first year-end sales season for Wii U in which two big Nintendo titles will be available for family members and friends to have fun together with in their living rooms.

Moreover, we will launch character figures called “amiibo,” which are categorized as a brand new product genre, in conjunction with the release of “Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.” “amiibo” is one of the examples of actively utilizing our own character IP. In addition to being attractive figures for consumers to collect, when “amiibo” figures are tapped on the Wii U GamePad, they offer fun new gaming experiences by affecting relevant software titles in various ways. At the same time, we will aim for more product exposure and an increase in brand awareness by having Nintendo character figures displayed on store shelves. By doing so, we will attempt to expand sales and further stimulate the Wii U platform.


Pier Solar HD Coming To Wii U On November 6th


You’ll be pleased to know that 16-bit RPG Pier Solar and the Great Architects will be arriving on the Wii U on November 6th, which isn’t too far away. The news was announced by the development studio WaterMelon who revealed the news via Facebook. The company posted an image of the game displayed on the Wii U GamePad giving gamers an idea of how WaterMelon will utilise the device.

Thanks, Michelle


Activision’s ‘The Voice’ is Now Available On Wii U And Wii

Activision brings the energy and excitement of one of the hottest shows on television to a new stage today with the release of The Voice, an original singing video game for home consoles based on NBC’s flagship, Emmy Award-winning music competition television show of the same name.

Featuring compelling solos, powerful duets and heart-pumping head-to-head Battle Rounds, The Voice video game nails the drama and emotion of the TV series from the Blind Auditions all the way to the Finale. Players can go through a range of single and multiplayer game modes, battling rival singers on the road to stardom. Party Mode lets up to eight friends duke it out over chart-topping classic and modern hits across every genre from rock and pop to country and R&B, including songs from key moments on the show including popular songs like:

·         “Counting Stars”

·          “Apologize”

·          “Brave”

·          “My Songs Know What you Did in the Dark”

·          “You Won’t Find This”

·          “Over You”

While The Voice video game is designed to accommodate newcomers by rewarding passionate performances, its scoring system is sophisticated enough to let creative, exceptional singers shine. Players can even go in-depth to learn professional-level techniques and improve with simple, responsive feedback in Voice Coach Mode.

The Voice video game is now available on PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and Nintendo’s Wii U system for $49.99. It is available for Nintendo’s Wii system for $39.99. Each retail copy of the game will be bundled with a microphone. Digital copies of the game will require a USB microphone to play.


Take A Closer Look At Eight Player Smash Bros Wii U

It seems as though a number of publications recently managed to get some quality time with Super Smash Bros Wii U. We’ve already given you a closer look at the Stage Builder mode for the game, now we’ve got some footage of the chaotic eight player mode, which is only featured in the home console version of Super Smash Bros. You can get ahold of the game in the United States on November 21st.


Here’s Another Look At UCraft For Wii U eShop

Nexis Games have provided gamers will another look at their Wii U exclusive title, UCraft. The team say they were originally planning on releasing the game this Christmas, but they have decided to push it back until the second quarter of 2015 to make sure the product is up to scratch. Here’s a few UCraft details provided by Nexis Games.

Changing the way we play

UCraft will deliver new innovation into the gaming world by allowing users to create and complete quests, missions and user generated campaigns online. Players will have the ability to create a game within a game making the UCraft experience never ending and unlike any other.

Confirmed UCraft features

• Never ending support and frequent updates
• SDK Paint integration
• A Never ending world
• Survival Mode
• Quests, Missions and a quest creation mode.
• Wildlife and Mysterious creatures
• Multiplayer (Local and Online) 2 Local and up to 16 for online.
• Voice Chat

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