The 3DS is failing to perform as expected in territories outside of Japan, Nintendo has conceded.
The handheld’s struggles played a big part in Nintendo’s decision to downsize its profit forecasts by 70 per cent.
Net sales for the six months ending September were down 6.8 per cent at ¥200,994m. That follows a 40 per cent decline in the same period in 2011. An operating loss of ¥27,996m was reported, though that is an improvement on the ¥70,272m loss reported the year before.
5.06m 3DS consoles were sold in the period
Sales of DS titles Pokemon Black/White 2 hit an impressive 4.26m units – a third of all DS software sales – although sales of the DS hardware itself failed to reach a million units for the first time.
Wii hardware sales for the period reached 1.32m.
Lifetime 3DS hardware sales stand at 22m units. Wii sales are slowly creeping toward 100m unit milestone, currently standing at 97.2m.
Hopes now turn to the Wii U, which launches in key territories next month.
Welcome to the DCEmu Homebrew and Gaming Network. This Network of sites is owned and ran by fans of all games consoles, we post news on all the consoles we cover about hardware aspects, gaming and Homebrew. Homebrew and Emulation are software thats made using free and legal tools to play on games consoles. This Network is the only worldwide network of sites where coders can upload and post comments they deserve for all their hardwork. We have a Network that currently supports PSVita, WiiU, Nintendo Wii, Xbox360, PS3, PS2,PS1, Snes, N64, Gameboy, Nes, Xbox, Gamecube, Nintendo DS, PSP, GBA, Dreamcast, Sega Saturn,3DS, DSi, Switch, PS4, Pandora, xboxone, GP2X, iPhone, Windows Phone, iPad, Android and also Mobile Phone Emulation. When new consoles appear we will expand to cover those consoles. We also cover Theme Park News and news and reviews of Beer, cider, lager, wines and spirits.
news of their own releases and get the credit and
Please help DCEmu become stronger by posting on the forums every day and make our community larger.