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Nintendo posts best fiscal Q1 results since 2012

- Generated more than $729 million (90 billion yen) in sales, up from the same period lat year

- Operating income of $9.3 million (1.1 billion yen)

- Analysts were expecting a loss of around 1 million, so a major improvement from last year

- First positive operating income since 2011

- Nintendo attributes the success to Splatoon, which has so far sol 1.62 million copies 

- The company expects to generate $4.6 billion in sales and $404 million in operating income for the rest of fiscal 2016

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This is for FY Q1 2016? Who made their calendar? @_@;

The fiscal year for 2016 started on April 1st.

I know but we don't think of CY 2015 as the year that ENDS in Dec 2015, we think of it as the year that STARTS in Jan 2015. Or at least, I do.

Oh, well. This is why financial markets remain a mystery to me. :}

Generated money in sales and then some operating income or what it was... Just silly I say. But it's at least positive now, so that's good Smile I'll play games Smile

Now with the success of Splatoon, Nintendo has no excuse as to why it can't release big budget new character based IPs. They obviously sell well.

Yup, as long as they really market it like they did with Splatoon, and the game looks to be unique and well-made, there is no reason it won't sell well. ^^

Pretty sure Nintendo has done more "New IPs" recently than a lot of other companies.

Always nice to see Nintendo sticking it to the anal cysts. Good job Ninty!

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