Just as analysts predicted in the past few days, things aren’t going too well for Nintendo: the Japanese company has reported that the full-year profits for last year have been of 7 billion yen, exactly half than what the company expected. Still, it’s an improvement over last year’s loss of 4.3 billion yen.
Apparently this situation has been caused by the not stellar sales of the Wii U and 3DS all over the world: Nintendo reports that they have sold only 390,000 Wii U in the past three months while 3DS sales are over 31 million units all over the world.
Nintendo expected to sell 4 million Wii U consoles by now but they have just sold 3.45 million units. The company now predicts it will sell 9 million Wii U consoles in financial year 2014 and 38 million games on the console, with 3DS console sales going over 18 million units.
2014 definitely looks better, with projected net profits of 55 billion yen and sales of 920 billion yen: there are a lot of strong releases coming in the near future and Nintendo hopes they will perform just as they expect on the market.
On a related note, Nintendo revealed that New Super Mario Bros 2 was Nintendo’s best selling game of the year. Animal Crossing: New Leaf has sold over three million units in Japan alone: the game will surely sell even more once it gets released in North America and Europe.