Nintendo Reports Sales and Profits Growth

Nintendo has reported an increase in sales and operating income for the three months between April and June 2015.

The company reported sales for the quarter were $730 million, which is an increase of 20 percent compared to the same period last year. Nintendo’s operating income, meanwhile, was $9.2 million, which is also up on the $76.5 million for the same period last year.

According to Nintendo, Splatoon, which it says “contributed to vitalizing the Wii U platform,” and “favourable sales” of its Amiibo figures contributed to the company’s improved performance.

Looking ahead, Nintendo highlighted key releases such as Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon, and The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes as key upcoming titles that will “further expand the Nintendo 3DS business.”

For the Wii U, Nintendo is aiming to “maintain the performance of already-released titles with strong sales potential by introducing additional download content,” as well as relying on titles such as Super Mario Maker, Star Fox Zero and Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash.

The line of available Amiibo “will continue to expand,” and at the same time Nintendo is aiming to “stimulate demand from owners of the Nintendo 3DS by releasing the NFC Reader/Writer accessory.”

Smartphones applications were also mentioned as an expected new source of revenue.

Elsewhere in its earning report, Nintendo confirmed sales of the Wii U have surpassed 10 million units.

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Author: Tamoor Hussain

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