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Press Release: Nintendo Reports Third Quarter Financials For Fiscal Year 2009

Global Sales Mark 17% Growth Over Previous Year Despite nearly unprecedented strength of the yen against major foreign currencies, Nintendo Co., Ltd. on Thursday (Japan time) reported 9-month (April to December 2008) global sales of 1,536 billion yen, an increase of nearly 17% over the same period in 2007, along with 501 billion yen of operating profits, up 27% from a year ago. This marks the four...

Microsoft beats one-week Wii sales in Japan

Microsoft’s Xbox 360 outsold Wii in Japan for the week ending Sept. 14 On the strength of an aggressive price drop and the release of the popular RPG Infinite Undiscovery, Microsoft sold 28,681 Xbox 360 units in Japan, Famitsu reports. These figures were just enough to pass Wii, which sold 27,057 units. Sony moved 8,050 PS3 units. Microsoft has struggled to capture a Japanese audience since ...

Nintendo is doing very well, thank you

That’s in billions, folks — more than all profitable public publishers combined. It won’t soothe your hardcore-loving, first-party heart, however. Via Edge