Sales and income are way up over last year; 14 million more Wii consoles and 40.3 million more DS portables to be sold in the next 12 months.
Nintendo opened up its books to the world today, and the numbers tell the story. For its 2007 fiscal year, which started last April and ended this March, Nintendo accumulated ¥966.5 ($8.19) billion in total sales, a third of which came from Nintendo's home country of Japan. That is an astonishing 89.8% increase over the same period last year. Total profit during the same time was ¥174.3 ($1.48) billion, which is an just-as-equally-impressive 77.2% jump. That's some serious cash, folks.
Looking back at hardware and software sales, Nintendo managed to sell 5.84 million Wiis up until the end of March. Nintendo stated that it met its goal of 6 million, but the numbers don't exactly seem to back that up. Of that almost-six million, 2.37 million were sold in North America, 2 million in Japan, and 1.47 million across Europe. 28.8 million games were sold across all regions (excluding the Wii Sports pack-in), which puts the console's hardware-software tie ratio at a very good 4.9 games per system.
The DS is doing just as well. Over Nintendo's fiscal year the portable found 23.6 million new owners, with 123.6 million more games put into consumer circulation. Life to date, 40.3 million handhelds have been sold since the device's holiday 2004 debut, along with 184 million games.
Looking ahead to the next year, Nintendo is aiming to produce 14 million Wii consoles, adding that it wants to "further intensify" the Wii Channels lineup. Nintendo expects 22 million DS systems to sell in the coming year (which is actually less than it sold the past year). It also stated that it wishes to reposition the DS as something that's a "must-have for every family" to a "must-have for everyone."
Speaking of the future, Nintendo hopes that sales over the next 12 months will hit 1.14 trillion Yen. Yes, that's trillion. As in, a million million. ($9.66 billion, American.) Hopefully for Nintendo, 175 billion Yen ($1.48 billion) of that will be profit. In total, the value of Nintendo as a company is well over $13.4 billion, which in and of itself went up 26% in the last year alone.