Nintendo’s continuing worldwide sales strength in its Nintendo DS handheld, and the massive launch impact delivered by its Nintendo Wii home console has today seen the Japanese gaming giant reveal record consolidated sales and operational profit across a nine-month period (which ended on 31 December 2006).
The company’s sales and operational profits benefited greatly from the hugely successful launch of the Nintendo Wii, and the utter market domination of its DS and DS Lite hardware, leading Nintendo to register a 2006 boost of 72.8% in consolidated net sales when measured against the same nine-month time frame of 2005. Furthermore, operating profits rose by a massive 102.5% when compared to the same period in 2005.
The company’s recurring and net profit figures also recorded new highs, and Nintendo is presently predicting yet more record results when its fiscal year comes to a close on the 31 March 2006.
More specifically, Nintendo embellished its announcement by stating that:
- Across the first nine months of its fiscal year, worldwide shipments of no less than 19 (nineteen) software titles on Nintendo formats reached or exceeded the 1 million units marker. Those games included three on the Wii, thirteen on the DS, and a further three on the GBA.
- As of 24 January 2007, close to 1.4 million Wii systems worldwide have ventured on to the Internet.
- As of 24 January 2007, an estimated 1.5 million Wii Virtual Console titles have been downloaded globally.
- As of 24 January 2007, over 3.5 million unique users have utilised the Wi-Fi capability of the Nintendo DS handheld, with figures exceeding 100 million connections.
Finally, Nintendo remains steadfast in its belief that global shipment figures attributed to the Wii home videogames console will hit 6 million units by the close of the company’s fiscal year 2006. To further illustrate the popularity of the Wii, Nintendo produced some 4 million units by the close of 2006, and, since the Wii’s launch in November, some 3.19 million units have now been shipped.
This, of course, comes as no surprise to us here at Nintendic, where we love Nintendo and its products so darn much that we run a Website dedicated to it. Playstation what?