Nintendo Posts Record Year: Strong Nintendo DS and Wii Sales!
Press Release (April 26, 2007)
Nintendo Posts Record Year On Strong Nintendo DS Sales, Breakthrough Reception for Wii
Nintendo Co., Ltd., today reported final consolidated fiscal year revenues of 966.5 billion yen and operating profits of 226.0 billion yen for the year ending March 31, 2007, an increase of 90 percent and 150 percent, respectively, over the same period one year ago. Both numbers are record highs for the company.
The results are due largely to full-year sales of more than 23 million portable Nintendo DS™ systems globally, along with 123 million Nintendo DS games. Since introduction, the Nintendo DS has now eclipsed lifetime sales of 40 million systems.
In addition, in less than five months since introduction, the company sold 5.84 million of its new Wii™ home video game systems globally, virtually every one snapped up immediately by consumers, along with nearly 29 million Wii games. Wii has taken a step toward becoming a cultural phenomenon, appealing widely to both avid and previously disinterested game-playing audiences.
For the fiscal year beginning April 1, 2007, Nintendo projects sales of 14 million Wii systems and 55 million games worldwide. The company projects sales of 22 million Nintendo DS hardware unit sales and 130 million software units sales. Nintendo forecasts consolidated sales increasing nearly 18 percent to 1.14 trillion yen, and operating profits growing nearly 20 percent to 270 billion yen.
All financial projections are based on an anticipated ratio of 115 yen to the U.S. dollar, and 150 yen to the euro. Using this estimate, recurring and net profits for the year are projected to be flat in anticipation of a foreign currency reevaluation loss.
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Here's the part on Pokemon Diamond/Pearl in Nintendo's 2007 Financial Statement:
From Nintendo's 2007 Financial Statement
With respect to sales by business category within the electronic entertainment products division, “ Nintendo DS” and “Nintendo DS Lite” sold a total of more than 23 million units worldwide during the fiscal year (40 million units life-todate), resulting from continuous robust sales of “ Nintendo DS Lite ” after its March launch in Japan and strong sales following its June release overseas. In addition, “Nintendo DS” software enjoyed a boost in sales. For instance, “New Super Mario Bros. ” , the side-scrolling action game with easy access and user-friendly operation, sold 9.5 million units on a worldwide basis, and “ Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day!” , which was released overseas after achieving popularity in Japan, has cultivated a new video game market of brain training overseas. “Brain Age” has sold a total of 8.08 million units worldwide including its sequel version released in Japan (12 million units life-to-date). “ Nintendogs ” continued to enjoy favorable sales overseas, reaching a total of 6.95 million sales units (13.6 million units life-to-date). “Pokémon Diamond and Pearl”, the latest series of “Pokémon” launched last September in Japan, sold 5.21 million units and has yet to be released overseas. As a result, the number of new software titles and long-term selling titles has increased, generating a significant rise in handheld software sales in the fiscal year.
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