☆ NintendObs Event – Nintendo Q1 FY3/2019.
Consolidated Operating Results
During the first quarter of this period (April through June 2018), for Nintendo Switch, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze was released in May and became popular, selling 1.40 million units worldwide. Mario Tennis Aces, released in June, is also off to a good start, with 1.38 million units sold. We also released Nintendo Labo in April as an offering of new ways to play that gained a lot of attention globally, and was very well received by consumers who purchased it. Sales of Nintendo Labo series overall reached 1.39 million units. Additionally, sales of popular titles released during the previous fiscal year, and of titles released by other software publishers are showing steady growth. As a result, hardware and software sales came to 1.88 million units (4.4% decrease on a year-on-year basis), and 17.96 million units (120.8% increase on a year-on-year basis) respectively. Hardware sales of Nintendo 3DS, now in its 8th year since launch, reached 0.36 million units sold (61.9% decrease on a year-on-year basis), while 2.95 million software units were sold (49.6% decrease on a year-on-year basis). We also re-launched the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition in June, and recorded sales of 1.26 million units.
Turning to our digital business for dedicated video game platforms, sales of downloadable versions of packaged software and add-on content for Nintendo Switch showed especially good growth, bringing digital sales to 18.5 billion yen (68.0% increase on a year-on-year basis).
In our smart-device business, consumers are continuing to enjoy currently available titles like Super Mario Run, Fire Emblem Heroes and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. Smart devices and IP related income reached 9.0 billion yen (0.4% increase on a year-on-year basis).
Total sales reached 168.1 billion yen (of which overseas sales were 128.7 billion yen or 76.6% of the total sales). Operating profit came to 30.5 billion yen, ordinary profit was 43.8 billion yen, and profit attributable to owners of parent totaled 30.6 billion yen.
Source: Nintendo JP.
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