Nintendo full-year figures: European sales plummet 34%

Thursday, 6 May 2010 09:00 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Europe is responsible for the majority of Nintendo’s 22 percent revenue drop in the last financials year, with sales in the region falling from ¥0.73 billion ($780 million) in 2009 to ¥0.48 billion ($513 million) in the 12 months ending March 31, 2010.

That’s a decline of 34 percent.

By comparison, sales in the US and Japan held up better. American sales stood at ¥0.64 billion ($684 million) for the last FY, down from ¥0.79 billion ($844 million) the previous year, a drop of 19 percent. Japanese revenue slipped only slightly, down 4 percent from ¥0.24 billion ($256 million) to ¥0.23 billion ($246 million) in the past year.

Globally, Nintendo had a tough time in the year ending March 31, with overall sales down 22 percent, from ¥1.84 billion ($1.97 billion) in the previous year to ¥1.43 billion ($1.53 billion).