Time for some numbers! Japanese outlet Nikkei has shed some light on what we can expect from next week’s official financial results from Nintendo. They report that Nintendo is estimated to post an operating profit of 25 billion yen for the latest financial year, finishing March 2015, after their previous forecast of 20 billion yen. This is a significant change to the financial year before that, where they posted a 46.4 billion yen operating profit loss. Despite the Wii U’s poor sales– particularly in Japan– Nikkei reckons this is due to the popularity of the Super Smash Bros. and Yo-Kai Watch games, and the overseas launch of the New 3DS.
In terms of net sales, Nintendo expected to reach 550 billion yen by the end of March, which Nikkei believes is likely. The profit of which they expect to be around 30 billion yen, but it’s likely this could end up being more due to the foreign exchange rate and cheap yen value. Considering the same period last year Nintendo posted a 23.2 billion yen net loss, this looks likely to be a good financial year for Nintendo. But we’ll know for sure next week when the official figures are out!