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Nintendo releases financial data - full details

by rawmeatcowboy
07 May 2009
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blockquote>Nintendo Co., Ltd. today reported record highs for both sales and operating profit in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2009. Nintendo posted sales of more than 1.83 trillion yen and operating profits of more than 555 billion yen.

Worldwide annual sales of close to 26 million Wii™ home game systems in this past fiscal year brought lifetime totals to over 50 million, while more than 31 million portable Nintendo DS™ systems were sold in the same period, pushing the lifetime amount past 100 million units.

Fiscal year retail software sales also rose for each platform from the previous year, reaching 197 million units for Nintendo DS, and over 204 million for Wii.

Fiscal year global financial performance, stated in millions of yen, was as follows (percentage changes vs. previous year):

* Sales, ¥1,838,622 (+9.9%)
* Operating Profit, ¥555,263 (+14%)
* Recurring Profit, ¥448,695 (+1.8%)
* Net Profit, ¥279,089 (+8.5%)

For the current fiscal year, beginning April 1, 2009, Nintendo projects sales of another 26 million Wii hardware systems and 220 million software units, while Nintendo DS sales are projected at 30 million hardware systems and 180 million pieces of software.


- record profit posted
- operating profit at 555.26 billion yen
- 8.5-percent rise in annual profit
- 279.09 billion yen profit for the fiscal year ended March 31 (up from 257.34 billion yen)
- fiscal year sales up 9.9 percent to 1.839 trillion yen (up from 1.672 trillion yen)
- overseas sales accounted for 87.5 percent of total sales
- 42% fall in quarterly operating profit
- Nintendo expects to sell 26 million Wiis by the end of next fiscal year (March)
- Nintendo expects to sell 30 million DS units by the end of next fiscal year (March)
- 12% profit drop expected this coming year, due to slower DS sales
- 62 new million-selling titles between Wii and DS
- Nintendo shares traded up 2.9 percent at 27,390 yen

Worldwide Shipments as of March 2009

GBA HW = 81.47M
NDS HW = 101.78M
Wii HW = 50.39M

GBA SW = 377.28M
NDS SW = 566.92M
Wii SW = 353.02M

Software Highlights

Pokemon Platinum - 3.75M
Kirby super Star Ultra - 2.36M
Brain Age Series - 31.12M
DS Million Sellers = 91

Mario Kart Wii - 15.40M
Animal Crossing: City Folk - 3.38M
Wii Music - 2.65M
Wii Fit - 18.22M
Wii Million Sellers = 54

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