Nintendo Q1: Cash collapses, global software dates updated, DS hardware down 45%

By Patrick Garratt
29 July 2010 08:50 GMT


Nintendo’s shown big drops in both profit and sales for the period ending June 30, with the company making a loss for the period.

Sales were down 25.6 percent for the quarter, dropped to ¥188.6 billion from ¥253.5 billion in the same period last year.

Operating income dropped 42.2 percent, down to ¥23.3 billion from ¥40.4 billion in the previous year. The company was actually in loss for the quarter, with net income minus ¥25.2 billion yen compared to a profit of ¥42.3 billion yen last year, a drop of 60.6 percent.

Wii the Invincible; DS, not so much

Wii hardware sales stood at 3.04 million units, up from the 2.23 million sold in the first quarter of FY ’09, a rise of 36.6 percent

Wii software dropped, however, down to 28.17 million copies in the period from 31.07 million last year. That’s a fall of 9.3 percent.

DS hardware sold 3.15 million units in the quarter down from 5.7 million in the same period last year, a slide of 44.7 percent.

DS software managed 22.42 million sales, down from 29.09 million in Q1 ’09, a decrease of 22.9 percent.

Super software

Despite general woes, Nintendo saw some huge sales from its top software line-up, as seen below:

  • Super Mario Galaxy 2 – 4.09 million.
  • Wii Sports Resort – 3.02 million
  • Wii Sports – 2.73 million
  • Wii Fit Plus – 1.87 million
  • New Super Mario Bros. Wii – 1.1 million

Please release me

Nintendo updated its global release schedules alongside the results.

Kirby’s Epic Yarn has now been confirmed for the first calendar quarter of 2011 in Europe, and “fall” in the US. It’s still listed as “TBA” in Japan.

Hit the image below for all the new dates by region.


Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our policy.

VG247 logo

Buy our t-shirts, yeah

They're far more stylish than your average video game website tat.

VG247 merch