Nintendo Q1 profits up by a third

By Patrick Garratt, Wednesday, 30 July 2008 11:17 GMT

Nintendo’s announced first quarter results, showing a net profit rise to 107.2 billion yen ($99 million), up from 80.3 billion yen in the corresponding previous period.

The number of Wii consoles sold worldwide was 5.17 million – bringing lifetime sales up to 29.62 million.

Mario Kart Wii proved popular during the quarter with 6.42 million copies sold, while the figure for Wii Fit was 3.42 million. Total Wii software sales stood at 40.41 million units – up from 24.2 million units last year.

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