Nintendo records best Q1 sales since 2012 thanks to Amiibo and Splatoon

Nintendo has published its first quarter earnings for the three months ending June 30th, revealing net sales of ¥90 billion ($727 million) and operating profit of ¥1.1 billion ($9.3 million). This is good news for the Japanese company on two counts: firstly, this is Nintendo’s best first quarter sales since 2012, and secondly, its operating profit has beaten the expectations of Wall Street analysts, who were predicting losses of anywhere between $1 million and $50 million. These figures compare favorably to a year ago, when Nintendo suffered a ¥9.4 billion loss in operating income.

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Author: James Vincent

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