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Nintendo's quarterly profit slips 36 percent on lower sales

Nintendo Co. reported a 36 percent drop in quarterly profit after lackluster video game sales for the year-end holiday shopping season

Nintendo's quarterly profit slips 36 percent on lower sales

TOKYO (AP) -- Nintendo Co. reported a 36 percent drop in quarterly profit after lackluster video game sales for the year-end holiday shopping season.

The Japanese manufacturer of Super Mario games and the Wii U game machine reported a 29.1 billion yen ($241 million) profit for the October-December fiscal third quarter, down from 45.2 billion yen the same period the previous year.

The Kyoto-based company, which suffered a blow when its charismatic president Satoru Iwata died in July last year, kept its annual forecasts unchanged at a 35 billion yen ($290 million) profit on 570 billion yen ($4.7 billion) sales for the fiscal year through March.

Quarterly sales slipped 18 percent to 221.5 billion yen ($1.8 billion).


Updated : 2021-06-19 18:03 GMT+08:00