Nintendo's FY 2016 Q2 Earnings - full details

Wii U hardware sales - .34 million
3DS hardware sales - 1.7 million

During the six months ended September 30, 2016, we saw strong trends for the global release of Kirby: Planet Robobot. On the hardware side, Nintendo 2DS saw sales growth. The release of the smart device application Pokémon GO led to increased sales of software in the Pokémon series released in the past and drove the Nintendo 3DS family hardware sales growth, particularly outside of Japan. The sales volume for hardware this period was 2.71 million units (19% increase on a year- on-year basis) , while software held steady with the previous year at 19.23 million units sold.

For the Wii U console, we have decided to ship 0.8 million units this fiscal year, based on our forecasts of comprehensive demand for Nintendo hardware. Activity has conformed to our expectations from the start of the fiscal year, with hardware sales volume of 0.56 million units (53% decrease on a year-on-year basis). There were no hit titles this period to compare with Splatoon and Super Mario Maker last year, so the software sales were 8.3 million units (33% decrease on a year-on-year basis). As there were few new software titles offering amiibo functionality, amiibo sales were reduced to 3.8 million units for figure-type and 1.7 million units for card-type. In addition, there were relatively fewer offerings of downloadable content during this period, so download sales were down on the same period last year.

Along with this background, we felt the impacts of a strengthening yen, resulting in an operating loss of 5.9 billion yen against net sales of 136.8 billion yen (of which overseas sales were 97.3 billion yen or 71.1% of the total sales). We have also included 12.0 billion yen of share of profit of entities accounted for using the equity method related to The Pokémon Company and other companies, but we incurred foreign exchange losses totaling 39.9 billion yen, resulting in an ordinary loss of 30.8 billion yen. However, due to the sale of part of our ownership in the company that manages the Seattle Mariners Major League Baseball team, we recorded gain on sales of investment securities totaling 62.7 billion yen as extraordinary income, meaning that profit attributable to owners of parent was 38.2 billion yen.

For the Nintendo 3DS system, we are planning global release of the latest titles in the Pokémon series, Pokémon Sun/Moon, in November, as well as the Nintendo 3DS version of last year’s major hit for Wii U, Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS, in December. We also have a range of strong third-party titles expected during this year.

We have also revealed that our new-concept gaming system, previously referred to using the development codename NX, will be released under the official name of Nintendo Switch. Nintendo Switch offers a wholly new concept as a home gaming system that can switch between different styles of play. We are planning to release it worldwide in March 2017.

We are also bringing back the NES home consoles that were popular in the 1980s in a palm-sized version. Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition will launch with 30 well-loved pre-installed titles worldwide in November.

On the smart device front, Super Mario Run, a new action game featuring Mario optimized for smart devices, is set to launch globally in December. Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing applications will follow the release of Super Mario Run in series. We have revised the financial forecast originally published on April 27, 2016. For details, see the Notice of Full-Year Financial Forecast Modifications issued today (October 26, 2016).

The Company modifies its financial forecast in consideration of a stronger-than-expected yen in foreign currency exchanges, sales performance for the six months ended September 30, 2016, the revision of sales prospects after the second quarter, and gain on sales of investment securities totaling 62.7 billion yen recorded as extraordinary income for the quarter since the Company's wholly-owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., has sold a part of its ownership in the company that manages the Seattle Mariners Major League Baseball team.

Mario Kart 8 - 8.00 million pcs.
New Super Mario Bros. U - 5.45 million pcs.
Super Mario 3D World - 5.19 million pcs.
Nintendo Land - 5.13 million pcs.
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U - 4.99 million pcs.
Splatoon - 4.57 million pcs.
Super Mario Maker - 3.73 million pcs.
New Super Luigi U - 2.74 million pcs.
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD - 1.98 million pcs.
Mario Party 10 - 1.94 million pcs.
Pokémon X/Pokémon Y - 15.64 million pcs.
Mario Kart 7 - 13.94 million pcs.
Pokémon Omega Ruby/Pokémon Alpha Sapphire - 13.18 million pcs.
SUPER MARIO 3D LAND - 10.98 million pcs.
New Super Mario Bros. 2 - 10.60 million pcs.
Animal Crossing: New Leaf - 10.34 million pcs.
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS - 8.35 million pcs.
Tomodachi Life - 5.30 million pcs.
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon - 5.03 million pcs.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D - 4.52 million pcs.
Pokemon OR/AS - 1.3 million pcs (this figure is for Q2 only)
Kirby: Planet Robobot - 1.08 million pcs. (this figure is for Q2 only)

Pokemon GO - another update incoming for minor bug fixes

3DS eShop charts - Oct. 26th, 2016


1. Mario Kart 7
2. Pokemon Yellow
3. Pokemon Red
4. Monster Hunter Generations
5. Severed
6. Pokemon Blue
7. Super Mario Bros. 3
8. Super Mario World
9. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice
10. Gurumin 3D
11. Animal Crossing: New Leaf
12. Chase: Cold Case Investigations
13. Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
14. Super Smash Bros. for 3DS
15. Zelda: A Link to the Past
16. Dragon Quest VII
17. Azure Striker Gunvolt 2
18. EarthBound
19. Breath of Fire
20. Mega Man X2


1. Pokemon Sun/Moon Special Demo Version Video
2. First look at Nintendo’s new home gaming system
3. Evolved Forms Starter Pokemon – Pokemon Sun/Moon
4. Version-exclusive Pokemon – Pokemon Sun/Moon
5. More Ultra Beasts Debut – Pokemon Sun/Moon
6. Severed E3 2016 Trailer
7. Yo-kai Watch 2 TV Spot
8. Yo-kai Watch 2 Overview Trailer
9. Get a Special Munchlax – Pokemon Sun/Moon
10. Yo-kai Watch 2 E3 2016 Trailer
11. Pokemon Sun/Moon – Demonstration – E3 2016
12. Ultra Beasts & Aether Foundation – Pokemon Sun/Moon
13. Disney Magical World 2 – Nintendo Direct Trailer
14. Pokemon Yellow Trailer
15. Gurumin 3D Trailer
16. Starter Pokemon for Pokemon Sun/Moon Revealed
17. Yo-kai Watch 2 – Exclusive Jibanyan Medals
18. Pokemon Rumble World Trailer
19. Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice Trailer
20. More Pokemon Revealed for Pokemon Sun/Moon

Japan - Wii U/3DS eShop charts for Oct. 26th, 2016

Nintendo 3DS

(=) 01. Monster Hunter Stories (Capcom) [08.10.2016]
(=) 02. Pocket Monsters Pikachu / Pokémon Yellow Version: Pikachu Special Version (Nintendo, Virtual Console) [27.2.2016]
(=) 03. Sabaku no Nezumidan (Arc System Works) [02.9.2016]
(=) 04. Tobidasu! Nyanko Dai Sensou / The Battle Cats POP (Ponos) [31.5.2015]
(N) 05. Mario Party: Star Rush (Nintendo) [20.10.2016]
(-1) 06. Pocket Monsters Aka / Pokémon Red Version (Nintendo, Virtual Console) [27.2.2016]
(+1) 07. Mercenaries Saga 3 (Rideon Japan) [05.10.2016]
(-1) 08. Cube Creator 3D (Arc System Works) [15.7.2015]
(=) 09. Pocket Monsters Ao / Pokémon Blue Version (Nintendo, Virtual Console) [27.2.2016]
(-4) 10. VVVVVV (Pikii) [12.10.2016]

Wii U

(=) 01. Paper Mario: Color Splash (Nintendo) [13.10.2016]
(=) 02. Minecraft: Wii U Edition (Microsoft Japan) [17.12.2015]
(=) 03. Block Builder / Discovery (Rainy Frog) [31.8.2016]
(=) 04. Terraria (Spike Chunsoft) [15.9.2016]
(+2) 05. Mario Story / Paper Mario (Nintendo, Virtual Console) [15.7.2015]
(=) 06. Splatoon (Nintendo) [28.5.2013]
(N) 07. Rittai Picross / Picross 3D (Nintendo, Virtual Console) [19.10.2016]
(-1) 08. Super Mario Maker (Nintendo) [10.9.2015]
(-1) 09. Super Mario World (Nintendo, Virtual Console) [27.4.2013]
(B) 10. Kirby Super Deluxe / Kirby Super Star (Nintendo, Virtual Console) [01.5.2013]

Analysts discuss why Nintendo's stock dropped after the Switch reveal

Coming from a VentureBeat interview...

“I think that the stock price reacted in the way it did primarily because the promo video offered neither surprises nor details on price, specs, or launch lineup. Investors were clearly taken aback that Nintendo is just planning to release a tablet-like device with a joypad gimmick that can double as a home console.” - gaming-market analyst Serkan Toto

It's honestly hard to peg down a time when analysts are happy with any announcement from a major gaming company. If they are expecting an announcement, usually they end up unhappy with what they get. Happens to Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo alike.

Japan - This week's 3DS themes

- Shotaro Tokuno manga New Game! with the Game Start!
- Today’s Your Job

Nintendo shares Legend of Zelda/Zelda: Breath of the Wild comparison shots

These comparison shots between the original Legend of Zelda and Breath of the Wild were shared by Nintendo themselves. This is part of Nintendo's ongoing feature looking at the upcoming Breath of the Wild. You can hit up the link below to have a look and we'll try to get a translation soon.

Feature here