Nintendo Co. Reports Earnings Results for the Nine Months Ended December 2014; Revises Earnings Guidance for the Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2015
Jan 28 15
Nintendo Co. reported earnings results for the nine months ended December 2014. For the nine months, the company reported operating profit of JPY 31,604 million, a turnaround from the year before loss of JPY 1,578 million. Net profit surged 5.8-fold from a year before to JPY 59,515 million. Consolidated sales slid 11.3% to JPY 442,920 million.
The firm also raised its annual net profit forecast to JPY 30 billion ($254 million) up from an earlier JPY 20 billion estimate, but the company trimmed sales and operating profit forecasts for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015. The company lowered its group sales estimate for the full year to March from JPY 590 billion to JPY 550 billion and the operating profit estimate from JPY 40 billion to JPY 20 billion.
Nintendo Co. Ltd., Q3 2015 Earnings Call, Jan 29, 2015
Jan 23 15
Nintendo Co. Ltd., Q3 2015 Earnings Call, Jan 29, 2015
Nintendo Announces New Nintendo 3DS XL System in the U.S
Jan 14 15
Nintendo announced that the new Nintendo 3DS XL system will launch in the U.S. on February 13, 2015 at a suggested retail price of $199.99. New Nintendo 3DS XL offers a number of new enhancements designed to offer the smoothest and most engrossing portable gaming possible. New Nintendo 3DS XL features a wider range of controls with the addition of a C Stick and ZL/ZR buttons, super-stable 3D via face-tracking technology and built-in NFC functionality that allows for communication with amiibo figures. All of the new features of New Nintendo 3DS XL make it the ideal way to experience upcoming portable games like The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate and Code Name: S.T.E.A.M., as well as all other existing Nintendo 3DS software. The system also enhances certain games like Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS  with amiibo functionality, faster processing speeds and more control options when compared to the Nintendo 3DS system. In addition to the standard hardware in New Red and New Black, two other New Nintendo 3DS XL designs will be available at launch: a system featuring artwork inspired by The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D and one based on Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate available exclusively at GameStop with the game pre-installed. The three stand-alone New Nintendo 3DS XL models and the Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate bundle will all be available on February 13, 2015 at suggested retail prices of $199.99 and $229.99, respectively. In addition to the New Nintendo 3DS XL news, Nintendo also revealed the February 13, 2015 launch date of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D, a new game in the Fire Emblem series, a line of amiibo featuring classic characters from the Super Mario series, the arrival of amiibo compatibility in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and many details about upcoming Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games, including Code Name: S.T.E.A.M., Splatoon, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse and Mario Party. Some of the other highlights revealed in the video include: Nintendo 3DS: New Fire Emblem Game: The latest game in the Fire Emblem series is coming exclusively to the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Developed by the same team that created Fire Emblem Awakening, the new adventure adds challenges never before seen in the series and asks players to make decisions that will affect the game's world in new ways. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate from Capcom: Play alone in a robust single-player experience, join up to three other players locally or, for the first time on a portable system, play online using a wireless broadband Internet connection. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS amiibo Compatibility: In February, a new system update will allow amiibo support for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS using the Super Smash Bros. series of amiibo and the NFC technology built in to the New Nintendo 3DS XL system. The previously announced NFC adapter for amiibo support on Nintendo 3DS will launch in the future. Xenoblade Chronicles 3D: In April, a remake of the well-received Xenoblade Chronicles game for the Wii system is launching exclusively for New Nintendo 3DS XL. The new version offers 3D visuals and allows players to view the maps and character stats on the bottom screen. An additional bonus mode lets players view 3D models of the characters and listen to music tracks from the game. Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.: A month after the launch of New Nintendo 3DS XL, Abraham Lincoln will bring together heroes from classic literature and American folklore to fend off an alien invasion. Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. launches for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems on March 13 and is one of the first Nintendo 3DS games to use amiibo. By tapping an existing Fire Emblem amiibo character like Marth or Ike, or an upcoming one like Robin or Lucina, on the touch screen of the New Nintendo 3DS XL system, players can enlist their help in battle as playable characters. Etrian Mystery Dungeon: From ATLUS and Spike Chunsoft comes a Nintendo 3DS exclusive that combines the game play of the Etrian Odyssey and Mystery Dungeon RPG series. The high-flying Ace Combat series is back with an improved 3D view and added C Stick and ZR/ZL button controls that make playing on New Nintendo 3DS XL the ideal way to experience the game. Players can even tap select amiibo figures to the New Nintendo 3DS XL system to unlock special aircraft skins. The game launches for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems on February 13, 2015. Fossil Fighters: A new entry in the Fossil Fighters series is stomping its way onto the Nintendo 3DS family of systems on March 20. Fossil Fighters: Frontier lets two to six players team up and battle each otherâ s Vivosaurs in local or online tournaments.