Nintendo sees Switch console doubling profit, ending 8-year sales slide

These factors resulted in an operating profit of 489.0 billion yen against net sales of 29.3 billion yen (of which 359.0 billion yen, or 73.4% of the total sales, were overseas sales). In all, Nintendo sold 55.08 million 3DS games during the fiscal year.

Pokémon Sun and Moon have shipped 15.4m copies in four and a half months, making them the second best selling 3DS title behind Pokémon X and Y.

Late a year ago the company patented a VR headset that appeared to be created to hold the Nintendo Switch tablet, but naturally people questioned its feasibility. The Nintendo 3DS enjoyed a 7.7% increase in sales compared to the same period past year, while the Wii U fared quite badly, with a 77% decrease in console sales. The real test will be when the company announces its earnings next year, which will include full-year performance of the Switch. Ono projects annual sales of the Switch will grow for the next three years from 8.7 million in 2018 to 18 million in 2020.

Netanyahu Threatens To Skip German Talks If FM Meets 'Breaking The Silence'
He said: "I have been in this country so often and have a lot of friends, and it wouldn't change my relationship with Israel". He had also told German public television station ZDF that a decision to cancel the meeting would be "extremely regrettable".

Nintendo has staggered big-name game releases for the Switch, and the reason for this, I believe, is to generate regular news bombs throughout the year, leading up to Christmas 2017, where Nintendo will nearly certainly sell a ton of Switch consoles.

Although shares of Nintendo are down today, the stock has risen 68% in the previous year.

In other Switch news, the Minecraft version of the Switch will feature "medium sized worlds", will run at 60fps and will feature world transfers. There's only one way for Nintendo to keep a healthy pace of sales: software. The game is being enjoyed by both long-time fans of the Fire Emblem series and consumers who have never played the series on dedicated video game systems. This wasn't the only thing that hurt the Wii U, but the fact that you got quality entries of top franchises on the 3DS as well as the Wii U meant you didn't have to buy a Wii U. And some, bafflingly, remained exclusive to the 3DS. With this, Nintendo has pledged to try to "maintain the momentum of the platform and to reach a broader audience". The $30 in savings applies only to your standard black refurbished units of the New Nintendo 3DS XL. Head down to the comments section as well to let if know if you contributed to the Switch's success, or if you're going to wait longer to pick one up.

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The big question mark is on holiday 2017, when Nintendo plans to release Super Mario Odyssey. In between absolute gems like Axiom Verge and Shovel Knight, the digital storefront for the 3DS and Wii U is absolutely cluttered with a wide variety of shovelware.

Nintendo launched its new Switch console on March 3, and so far, it's been a pretty big hit for the company.

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