July 30th, 2019, 21:18 Posted By: wraggster
Rising Switch sales and increased company-wide revenue weren't enough to offset a 10% fall in Nintendo's profit last quarter.
Net revenue climbed 2.4% for the period to ¥172,111 million ($1.58 billion) from ¥168,157 million ($1.54 billion) yen. However, operating profit took a hit, falling from ¥27,428 million ($253 million) to ¥30,535 million yen ($281 million).
The Nintendo Switch continues to perform well however, with sales rising 13.2% year-on-year to 2.1 million units for the period, bringing the total to 36.9 million units after two years on the market.
Software sales on the console were also up, reaching 22.6 million units for the period, representing an increase of 25.9% year-on-year.
Meanwhile, the slow demise of the 3DS continues unabated, with both hardware and software sales falling by nearly 50% year-on-year.
These figures come off the back of a solid full-year for Nintendo, which saw the company's annual sales increase by around 13% to ¥1,200,560 million ($10.9 billion), while operating profit was up around 40% to ¥249,701 million yen ($2.2 billion)
Late last year, analysts reported Nintendo was likely to miss its March 2019 Switch sales target by three million units.
While the latest figures show Nintendo came in one million units shy of its initial 38 million projection, it still defied analyst expectations.
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