Nintendo Six Months Earnings Release
In relevant news from Nintendo’s Six Months Earnings Release for the six month period ending 30 September 2019: Net sales were ¥443.96 billion ($4.10 billion), up 14.2%. Operating profit was ¥94.22 billion ($870 million), up 53.4%. Ordinary profit was ¥85.17 billion ($786 million), down 7.4%. No revision has been made to the 2020 fiscal year forecasts. Summary added below…
Nintendo Switch hardware sold 6.93 million units (a 36.7% increase on a year-on-year basis) and 58.49 million software units (38.8% increase on a year-on-year basis) with 11 games being million sellers for the six month period.
Nintendo 3DS hardware sales were 0.37 million units (a 62.9% decrease on a year-on-year basis), while software sales were 2.60 million units (a 58.5% decrease on a year-on-year basis).
Digital sales (downloadable versions of packaged software, download-only software, add-on content, and Nintendo Switch Online subscriptions) were ¥71.6 billion ($661 million), an 83.0% increase on a year-on-year basis. This includes Switch, 3DS, and Wii U content.
Mobile, IP related income reached ¥19.96 billion ($184.3 million), a 6.4% increase on a year-on-year basis. This includes Fire Emblem Heroes, Dragalia Lost, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, Super Mario Run, Dr. Mario World, and Mario Kart Tour, plus revenue from the Pokémon mobile titles.
Playing cards etc revenue for the three months were ¥1.04 billion ($9.7 million), up 3.87% on a year-on-year basis.