Here’s some good news for Nintendo and their faithful: the company is predicting its first profitable year since 2012. This forecast is based on earnings made for nine months ending 31 December 2014. The company is predicting profits for the financial year that will end on 31 March 2015.
This despite the fact that Wii U continues to perform poorly and remains Nintendo’s worst selling console in company history. In fact, Nintendo has revealed that they’ve sold just 9.2 million Wii U consoles since the unit launched in 2012. Since April last year, Nintendo sold a mere 3 million Wii U consoles.
However, the company has sold over 7 million 3DS units (a number made up of 3DS, 3DS XL and 2DS units) for the period, and is expecting to see a significant bump to that figure once the New 3DS lands in America and Europe.
On top of solid 3DS sales, Nintendo revealed that 3DS software sales are sitting on 53.04 million units, with Wii U software sales sitting on 20.59 units.
All in all, Nintendo saw a profit during the first three quarters of the financial year, pulling in ¥59.5 billion. During the same period for the previous financial year, Nintendo reported ¥10.2 billion earning, so this latest earning is a massive improvement.
Then, of course, there are the amiibos that are selling like hotcakes all over the world. Unfortunately there’s no breakdown for the amount of amiibos sold, but with a new wave of them arriving in time for Mario Party 10, you can bet that they’re continuing to contribute towards Nintendo’s bottom line.