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Nintendo Releases First Quarter Fiscal 2019 Results

by Donald Theriault - July 30, 2019, 3:23 am EDT
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At the close of the Japanese business day earlier today, Nintendo released their financial results for the first fiscal quarter of the 2019-20 fiscal year.

All monetary figures reported in yen, with comparisons to the US dollar based on a market rate of $1 = ¥108.571 provided for comparison only.

Financial Results

  • Operating income: ¥27.428bn for Q1, down ¥3.107bn year over year (~$253m/-$28.62m)
  • Ordinary net income: ¥22.232bn for Q1, down ¥21.634bn YOY (~$204.8m/-$199.2m)
  • Revenue: ¥172.111bn for Q1, up ¥3.954bn YOY (~$1.585bn/$36.418m)
  • Digital sales: ¥30bn for Q1, up ¥12.1bn YOY (~$281.8m/$111.4m)
  • Mobile revenue: ¥10bn for Q1, up ¥1bn for the year (~$92.1m/$9.2m)

Nintendo attributed the dip in income to foreign exchange losses and "other factors".

Hardware Shipments

Switch: 2.13m for the quarter, new LTD 36.87m, needs to ship 12.23m to pass the SNES/Super Famicom.

3DS: 200,000 for the quarter, new LTD 75.28m.

Software Movement

Super Mario Maker 2: 2.42m (in 3 days)

Super Smash Bros Ultimate: 920k, new LTD 14.94m

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: 1.2m, new LTD 17.89m

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: 840k, new LTD 13.61m (Switch only)

Super Mario Odyssey: 500k, new LTD 14.94m

Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee: 350k, new LTD 10.98m

Super Mario Party: 590k, new LTD 6.99m

New Software information:

Aside from existing E3 announcements, "the sequel to The Legend of Zelda; Breath of the Wild" has joined Bayonetta 3 and Metroid Prime 4 in the TBA section of their release list.

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