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Nintendo's Numbers Are Down

by Matthew Kato on Oct 28, 2010 at 03:39 AM

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Nintendo recently reported its financials for the past sixth month period ending in September, and the numbers aren't what the company had hoped for.

Revenues are down 33 percent to about $4.5 billion compared to this same period last year, which was $6.7 billion. During this same time period, 4.97 million Wii units and 6.7 DS systems were sold worldwide (as compared to 5.75 million and 11.7 million last year, respectively). Currently Nintendo says the installed base worldwide is 75.9 million for the Wii and 135.6 million for the DS. How that breaks out per DS iteration is unknown.

Despite the decline of DS sales, it shouldn't be surprising given that the 3DS is expected to come out this upcoming spring.