Nintendo's Annual Report 2016 Details

By Jamie Mercer 24.07.2016 5

Nintendo

Last week Nintendo released its latest annual report and it makes for some interesting reading - especially for 3DS fans.

The report - released every year - is a document which covers key financial data, examines trends, and explains research and development activities.

The sales figures are the most interesting feature this year, with the 3DS outperforming the Wii U in both hardware and software by approximately 2:1.

Here are the figures from the report:

  • Net sales: U.S.$4,464 (millions of dollars)
  • Operating income (loss): $290 (millions of dollars)
  • Number of employees: 5,064 [633 temporary]
  • 3DS global hardware sales: 6.79 million
  • Wii U global hardware sales: 3.26 million
  • 3DS global software sales: 48.52 million
  • Wii U global software sales: 27.36 million
  • Reginald Fils-Aime and Satoru Shibata are now Executive Officers of Nintendo of America and Nintendo of Europe respectively
And before you ask, there was one mention of the new NX console:
Nintendo is also devoted to the development of a gaming platform codenamed "NX" with a brand-new concept, which will be launched in March 2017 globally.

Also in the report is the mention of a new product that will aim to improve the user's quality of life.
Nintendo's aim is to enable consumers to make daily efforts to improve their QOL [Quality of Life] in a fun manner by making sleep and fatigue status visible and offering various services based on this information. 

If you want to read the full report it is available online. Word of warning - it is a bit of a dry read!

Are you surprised the 3DS is dramatically outselling the Wii U? Let us know in the comments below?

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Nintendo's aim is to enable consumers to make daily efforts to improve their QOL [Quality of Life] in a fun manner by making sleep and fatigue status visible and offering various services based on this information. 

Huh. I thought they scrapped this completely after Iwata's passing. I swear they said as such.

It doesn't surprise me though, especially after the success of marrying fitness and Pokemon together. I can quite definitely see Nintendo using future opportunities for crossover like this.

Yeah, I'm sure I read it was scrapped! Maybe they discovered something cool they could do with it and wanted to work on it again and expand its usage.

Hmm, unless there was a translation error. That's happened a fair bit recently.

Or its the same idea but taking a different form?
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Anyway, Not surprising  regarding the 3DS as such, handhelds always out preform consoles.
Its always hard to guage these things in absolute terms though. Need to see how the various previous homeconsoles did in relation to handhelds of that era (also factoring the original DS was a bit abnormal in its success)......but I cant be bothered. Smilie
 

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