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Nintendo Records Annual Profit As Hardware Underperforms

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Posted on April 24, 2013 AT 05:12am

Nintendo has announced a net profit of 7.1 billion yen, an improvement over last year, but a long way off what it predicted for the year.

Last year the company recorded a net loss of 43.2 billion yen ($430 million), so even a small net profit is a massive improvement. Net sales fell 1.9 percent year-on-year to 635.4 billion yen ($6.4 billion).

Lifetime Wii U sales stand at 3.45 million units which is short of the predicted 4 million and software sales stood at 13.42 million, again short of the 16 million predicted. The 3DS also failed to meet targets with 13.95 million units sold instead of the 15 million forecast for the year.

For the upcoming financial year ending March 31, 2014 Nintendo predicts a net profit of 55 billion yen ($550 million).

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