It has been six years since the Nintendo Wii was launched. Nintendo Wii managed to set the sales chart on fire, even though many people criticized it. Nintendo has been making record profits every year since then. But now it looks like the Nintendo Wii is finally running out of steam.
Yesterday, Nintendo released its financial statement starting from April 2009 to March 2010. Surprisingly, the company’s net profit dropped by 12% to $2.44 billion. This is the first time in six years that the company’s net profit has dipped. The sales of both the Nintendo Wii and the Nintendo DS – were also lower compared to the previous financial year (2008-09). The Nintendo DS sales were down to 27 million from 31 million, which is a 12% drop year-to-year wise.
Nintendo managed to sell 20.53 million Wii consoles in the last financial year, which is a 21% drop compared to the 2008-09 Wii sales figure. The sale of Wii games were also down to 191 million copies, which is a 6% drop year-to-year wise.
Ironically, even with the fall in sales, this was the third best year sales wise for Nintendo.