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Nintendo Quarterly Financial Highlights: 0.94M Nintendo 3DS, 0.22M Wii U, Amiibo Down 60% YoY

During the three-month period ended June 30, 2016, for Nintendo 3DS, Kirby: Planet Robobot, which was released globally, showed steady sales. In the U.S., BRAVELY SECOND: END LAYER was released, and in Europe, Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright/Conquest was released and both titles got off to a good start. As a result, the worldwide sales of Nintendo 3DS hardware and software were 0.94 million (7% decrease on a year-on-year basis) and 8.47 million units (7% increase on a year-on-year basis) respectively.

With respect to Wii U, in addition to titles such as Star Fox Zero/Guard and Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, which were released globally, Splatoon and Super Mario Maker which were released during the prior fiscal year showed steady sales. The global sales of Wii U hardware and software were 0.22 million (53% decrease on a year-on-year basis) and 4.68 million units (3% increase on a year-on-year basis) respectively.

For amiibo, the figure-type and the card-type sales remained at approximately 1.70 million units and 1.30 million units respectively mainly due to a lack of new titles that are compatible with amiibo.

Download sales decreased year on year because sales of in-game downloadable content were down.

In addition to these results, due to foreign exchange rates being impacted by significant yen appreciation, net sales were 61.9 billion yen (of which overseas sales were 44.8 billion yen or 72.3% of the total sales) and operating loss was 5.1 billion yen. As a result of exchange losses totaling 35.0 billion yen due to the appreciation of the yen, ordinary loss was 38.6 billion yen and loss attributable to owners of parent was 24.5 billion yen.

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11 comments

  1. Why dont Nintendo just lower the price of the Wii U do the Mario Kart 8 pack for like £120, €150, $150 take a loss as shift a couple more milion units before it dies. Add more games to the selects range have just have a massive ad campaign?

    The Wii U has had like 1 price cut in its life its beyond a joke when you can get an Xbox One 1TB for cheaper than you can buy a Wii U here in the UK.

    At this point in the Gamecubes life it was like £50 to buy brand new. The 3DS got a price drop after a few months of not selling that great so why are they just letting the Wii U die a slow death?

    Sometimes is so annoying being a Nintendo fan when even Nintendo dont want their console to sell…

    1. I think they can’t lower the price of the Wii U because the hardware is not getting cheaper. And I’m not talking about the Gamepad only.

  2. Considering Nintendo has been stopping to support the Wii U as of late, this was to be expected. What wasn’t expected is for the loss to be this low (3%), just wow.

  3. Ha no shit amiibo are down 60%. They dont make enough of them and then when they do its for a shit game. Then they are adding amiibo functionality to Animal Crossing New Leaf which is 4 years old to sell off shitty $20 (each in Canada) toys to life that really dont do anything and are of poor quality. Still trying to straighten Shulks sword etc.

  4. Hope the price drops a bit more before September. I suspect that’s when the NX will be revealed, and with the AC and FE apps coming out this Fall, their stock will only go up.

  5. Sad news, but it was expected. Nintendo really wants the Wii U to die. And sadly, it’s the best thing to do. (Anyone remembers the many rumors and leaks that many Wii U games were moved to NX? This report, and Nintendo’s lack of games this year pretty much support them.)

    As for amiibo, Nintendo has not been doing a good job with them lately. Especially when they keep releasing amiibo nobody cares about. So many Animal Crossing amiibo are at the bargain area. Nobody wants them! XD

  6. The fact that amiibo are down by 60% is mainly Nintendo’s fault for not re-stocking properly. After a while, people will give up and start buying from scalpers or give up altogether. Most people don’t even use the amiibo aside from collecting them (me included; it’s an easy way to collect without spending $100s on very expensive figures). The only really useful ones are the ones that are compatible with Smash. (I guess the Animal Crossing cards, too, but that’s really pushing it. Like REALLY pushing it.)

    If they want to push it back up, they’re going to need to open them up to more third-parties, utilize them properly, RE-STOCK THE DAMN AMIIBO FASTER! Seriously! Is it THAT HARD to make more Olimar amiibo!? What the hell!?!?!?

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