Upon the release of their latest financial results, Nintendo estimate they will make a net income of 35 billion yen with 570 billion yen in net sales in the next fiscal year, and have outlined exactly how they plan to do that. In their report, they talk about introducing more DLC for Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros., along with the release of other new titles like Rhythm Tengoku. They mention the release of new amiibo cards and yarn amiibo to add to the amiibo lineup, and expanding their compatibility to Nintendo 3DS systems with the NFC Reader/Writer. The upcoming year looks like an exciting one for Nintendo! See part of the full statement:
“For “Nintendo 3DS” and “Wii U,” in addition to maintaining the performance of already-released titles with strong sales potential, new titles will continue to be introduced in order to further expand the installed bases. Specifically, by sequentially introducing additional download content for blockbuster titles such as “Mario Kart 8″ and “Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U,” we aim to keep these titles played more actively. For “Nintendo 3DS,” the exclusive “New Nintendo 3DS/New Nintendo 3DS XL” title “Xenoblade Chronicles 3D,” and other first party titles such as “Rhythm Tengoku (temp.)” and “New Fire Emblem Game (temp.)” will be released. In addition, a number of key titles from thirdparty publishers are scheduled for release. For “Wii U,” in addition to titles such as “Splatoon” and “Yoshi’s Woolly World,” “Mario Maker (temp.)” which offers a new taste to the 2D Mario series will be released this year marking the 30th year since the launch of the original “Super Mario Bros.” game.
Meanwhile, for “amiibo,” which was launched last year, new “amiibo” cards and yarn-knitted “amiibo” will be added to the “amiibo” lineup. We aim to stimulate demand for “amiibo” by expanding compatible software titles and by releasing the Nintendo 3DS NFC Reader/Writer accessory for Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL and Nintendo 2DS. In addition, a new source of revenue is expected from a gaming application for smart devices which will be released this year.”