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Old 10-25-2007, 01:59 PM   #1
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Nintendo's six-month sales, profit double

Circling the internets, but this one comes from GameSpot.

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Game giant takes $1.16 billion profit as Wii installed base surpasses 13 million worldwide; international sales of DS near 54 million.
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Nintendo attributed its success to a strong lineup of DS games such as Pokémon Diamond and Pearl (6.95 million sold for the half-year) and the Brain Age series (5.19 million sold in six months). Hardware-wise, the company sold 13.35 million DS systems for the half-year, which brought the lifetime installed base up to 53.64 million worldwide.

The Wii also played a big part in the company's success. The company sold 7.33 million Wii systems in the first half of its fiscal year, which brought the worldwide installed base up to nearly 13.17 million. Mario Party 8 was the only Wii game for which sales figures were provided (2.89 million), but Wii Sports (which is sold separately from the system in some countries) and Wii Play (which comes bundled with a Wii Remote) were said to enjoy "favorable sales."
It appears VGChartz was underestimating sales. Nintendo was 500K units ahead almost a month ago. Nintendo expects to sell 10M Wii systems in the six months to March 31. Sounds like they are finally overcoming supply issues. Demand is another issue...
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Old 10-25-2007, 02:41 PM   #2
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Congrats to Nintendo for running such a successful money-making venture.
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Old 10-25-2007, 02:41 PM   #3
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Liars liars pants on fire!!!

Actually, Nintendo's number are usually pretty accurate. Scary shit.
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Old 10-25-2007, 02:45 PM   #4
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Mind blowing... Glad to see Nintendo coming back around full circle to the top of the videogame business. Now lets just hope that they've learned proper from their past and don't go "Overlord" on the games industry again if they come to a truly dominant position.

I'm hoping for a well-run benevolent dicatorship this time around.
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Old 10-25-2007, 02:48 PM   #5
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If they're making this much, why won't they lower the prices on their products?

Oh, I know...they're selling so fast, a price increase is in order!
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Old 10-25-2007, 02:58 PM   #6
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Congrats to Nintendo for running such a successful money-making venture.
Feels like it was just a couple weeks ago that the DS hit their 50M units global installed base. (I think you posted that article.)

Now they're approaching 54M? I bet even Apple and their iPod is jealous.
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Old 10-25-2007, 03:01 PM   #7
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Old 10-25-2007, 03:03 PM   #8
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It appears VGChartz was underestimating sales. Nintendo was 500K units ahead almost a month ago. Nintendo expects to sell 10M Wii systems in the six months to March 31. Sounds like they are finally overcoming supply issues. Demand is another issue...
Heh... And Evil Avatar told me back in March that no one cares about Wii anymore. Guess he was wrong again.
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Old 10-25-2007, 03:06 PM   #9
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Not like they're having problems making insane gobs of money with the Wii, but lets hope they funnel some of this into luring the 360/PS3 audience with some more non-casual titles.
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Old 10-25-2007, 03:31 PM   #10
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Supply shortages almost over on the wii? Yea right. I still have not seen ONE in a store yet in connecticut.
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Old 10-25-2007, 03:40 PM   #11
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Supply shortages almost over on the wii? Yea right. I still have not seen ONE in a store yet in connecticut.
If Nintendo is shipping over 1.5M systems a month globally, how can you blame supply?
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Old 10-25-2007, 03:50 PM   #12
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It appears VGChartz was underestimating sales. Nintendo was 500K units ahead almost a month ago. Nintendo expects to sell 10M Wii systems in the six months to March 31. Sounds like they are finally overcoming supply issues. Demand is another issue...
There is your first mistake, you are using VGChartz for reference.
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Old 10-25-2007, 03:59 PM   #13
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There is your first mistake, you are using VGChartz for reference.
Do you have a better resource for up-to-date hardware across the globe? I'm aware VGChartz hypothesizes, but they have a margin for error and tend to stay within it.

Feel free come up with better researched figures in your spare time.
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Old 10-25-2007, 04:12 PM   #14
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It should be noted that MS just posted their earnings as well. 4.4 billion profit for the quarter. Games division posted a profit (yes actual profit) of about 160million, and they sold 1.8million 360's the last 3 months.
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Old 10-25-2007, 04:20 PM   #15
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You better grab one while demand is low(?) if you want one. Once Fire Emblem, Battalion Wars 2, and Super Mario Galaxy release the console will be nonexistant on the shelves again.

I am hoping, like others have stated, that they take this money and put some massive development time into 2 or 3 new IP's. Something new and innovative as far as gameplay goes, not just with waggle. I want to see Nintendo create a classic RPG franchise, for one thing. Something as far away from JRPG's as possible, adding a new twist onto the RPG genre. I don't want to play another RPG from Japan, where you have 4 characters, the main hero has a huge sword, spiky hair, etc. Fat chance of that happening. But, hopefully they will create some new ideas and games.
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Old 10-25-2007, 04:21 PM   #16
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Do you have a better resource for up-to-date hardware across the globe? I'm aware VGChartz hypothesizes, but they have a margin for error and tend to stay within it.

Feel free come up with better researched figures in your spare time.
and you're free to use stats from that site which is banned by many gaming forums and I'll stick to official numbers. Agree to disagree.
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Old 10-25-2007, 04:22 PM   #17
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Goddamn that is a lot of Wii's. Hopefully MS and Sony will reconsider the 'console as penis surrogate' style of design next time around.
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Old 10-25-2007, 04:25 PM   #18
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and you're free to use stats from that site which is banned by many gaming forums and I'll stick to official numbers. Agree to disagree.
What official numbers? How many 360's have sold in Europe? Do you really want to wait until January to find out if Nintendo sold any Wii's in the EU in November?
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Old 10-25-2007, 04:37 PM   #19
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What official numbers? How many 360's have sold in Europe? Do you really want to wait until January to find out if Nintendo sold any Wii's in the EU in November?
MS has sold 13.4 million 360's as of Sept 30th worldwide.
There have been 13.17 million Wii's sold as of Sept 30th worldwide.
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and you're free to use stats from that site which is banned by many gaming forums and I'll stick to official numbers. Agree to disagree.
Well, since this is the only gaming forum that matters, and it isn't banned here...
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