Press Release from Ninentdo
Nintendo today reported financial results for the first six months of its current fiscal year (through Sept. 30, 2011), and revised downward full-year financial and unit sales forecasts.
In total, the company shipped 9 million hardware units and more than 73 million software units during the half year. In addition, Nintendo revised its full-year unit global shipment forecasts as follows, compared with projections at the end of the previous fiscal quarter:
GLOBAL SHIPMENT FORECAST (millions of units)
Previous forecastJuly 28, 2011
Nintendo DS Hardware: 9Nintendo DS Software: 65*Wii Hardware: 12Wii Software: 110*Nintendo 3DS Hardware: 16Nintendo 3DS Software: 70*
Revised forecastOct. 27, 2011
Nintendo DS Hardware: 6Nintendo DS Software: 62**Wii Hardware: 12Wii Software: 100**Nintendo 3DS Hardware: 16Nintendo 3DS Software: 50**
During Q3 and through the rest of the fiscal year, Nintendo and third-party publishers will release several highly anticipated software titles that play exclusively on Nintendo platforms. First-party titles include The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword for the Wii console, and Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7 for the Nintendo 3DS system.
*Forecast announced on July 28 includes units bundled in hardware sets during the June quarter. Forecast units during remainder of the fiscal year are standalone software only.
**Forecast announced on Oct. 27 includes units bundled in hardware sets during the half year. Forecast units during remainder of the fiscal year are standalone software only.