Though still trucking along, Nintendo has had struggles as of late since the arrival of the “Next-Generation” consoles. Despite being powerful and innovative in many ways, the Wii U has not performed to Nintendo’s desires sales wise. The same goes for the 3DS, which hasn’t matched the numbers of it’s predecessor.
This has caused Nintendo to lose a bunch of money and profits over the last few years. However, Nintendo has revealed that for the first time in four years, the gaming giant has made a profit as a company. Cue the music!
Now to be fair, some of their projections didn’t meet their estimations. Both the Wii U and the 3DS failed to reach their goals, but they were really close. Nintendo wanted the Wii U to reach 10 million units before the end of the fiscal year, but it currently sits at 9.54 million. Likewise, the 3DS goal of 9 million units sold in the window was barely missed at 8.74.
However, sales of key franchises were very much a part of the profit number. Both versions of Super Smash Bros, Mario Kart 8, Majora’s Mask 3D, and Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire all boasted impressive numbers. With new titles on the way like Xenoblade Chronicles X, a new 3DS Fire Emblem game, and more, The Big N seems poised to keep going.
If this news proves anything, it’s that Nintendo is not dead, not by a long shot, and with E3 coming around? I wouldn’t be surprised if they’re ready to shock the world once again.