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Feb 8, 2006, 08:45 PM
 
And will continue to rock..

Officials from Nintendo have announced the company’s third quarter results, with profits more than doubling for the company, from ¥21.3 billion ($183.7m) in the same period in 2004 to ¥55.66 billion ($480.3m) in 2005, thanks to continued strong sales of the Nintendo DS handheld, specifically in Japan but also elsewhere in the world.

Operating profit for the company was roughly flat compared to the previous year at ¥63.17 billion ($544.9m). Following these positive results, the company has kept to its full year estimates of a net profit of ¥75 billion ($646.9m), compared to ¥87.4 billion ($754.0m) a year earlier.

The company has also kept its full year unit sales forecasts for the Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance and GameCube unchanged, despite poor sales of the latter contributing to disappointing results in previous quarters this year.

Software sales during the all-important Christmas sales period were said to be strong, but as normal the company’s vacillating profits were equally influenced by its enormous foreign currency holdings, with an overall war chest now estimated to be worth close to $10 billion.

Share in the company closed up 1 percent at ¥16,380 ($141.3) on Thursday. Overall, over the first nine months of the current financial year, shares in Nintendo have risen an impressive 23.3 percent.

http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/new...php?story=7930


Those of you who like to hate on Nintendo might as well get over it. Nintendo is not leaving the video game arena, and continues to make impressive amounts of profit, with one down quarter EVER in the company history. Sony and MS might be bigger companies indeed, but Nintendo knows how to generate profit.
     
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Feb 8, 2006, 10:55 PM
 
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Feb 8, 2006, 11:34 PM
 
Nintendo Rocks because they are profitable? Do you have stock in them or work for them?

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Feb 8, 2006, 11:48 PM
 
Nintendo rocks because of Super Mario!

Oh wait... That wasn't too long ago was it?
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Feb 9, 2006, 12:28 AM
 
I think i read somewhere that Nintendo is one of the most profitable video game companies. Nice to see fans appreciate it so much that they are williping to pay for a great product(s).

Look what i found...



more....

http://www.geocities.jp/srqjx458/nintendo/P1000706.JPG

http://www.geocities.jp/srqjx458/nintendo/P1000686.JPG

http://www.geocities.jp/srqjx458/nintendo/P1000678.JPG

http://www.geocities.jp/srqjx458/nintendo/P1000695.JPG

http://www.geocities.jp/srqjx458/nintendo/P1000682.JPG

Cheers
     
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Feb 9, 2006, 12:44 AM
 
Originally Posted by strictlyplaid
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Feb 9, 2006, 01:29 AM
 
Originally Posted by Eug Wanker
It's clearly the matrix style neuro-portable gaming system that Nintendo is developing. (NPGS for short)
     
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Feb 9, 2006, 02:12 AM
 
can't wait to see the DS lite.

and where is Twilight Princes DAMMMMYOOUUUU!

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Feb 9, 2006, 04:03 AM
 
But Nintendo dying going out of business not around in 5 years Revolution last stand small market share gimmick DS PS3 roxxors?
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Feb 9, 2006, 06:12 AM
 
Originally Posted by meelk


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Feb 9, 2006, 07:20 AM
 
Originally Posted by goMac
But Nintendo dying going out of business not around in 5 years Revolution last stand small market share gimmick DS PS3 roxxors?
Qué ?

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Feb 9, 2006, 07:38 AM
 
Originally Posted by Hawkeye_a
I think i read somewhere that Nintendo is one of the most profitable video game companies. Nice to see fans appreciate it so much that they are williping to pay for a great product(s).

Look what i found...



more....

http://www.geocities.jp/srqjx458/nintendo/P1000706.JPG

http://www.geocities.jp/srqjx458/nintendo/P1000686.JPG

http://www.geocities.jp/srqjx458/nintendo/P1000678.JPG

http://www.geocities.jp/srqjx458/nintendo/P1000695.JPG

http://www.geocities.jp/srqjx458/nintendo/P1000682.JPG

Cheers
I really wanted to see the Nintendo Keynote at the Tokyo Game Show, but sadly its only open to the press, and I also worked that day. The really sad thing is that Nintendo doesn't have a booth at the TGS. It never had. I really wanted to see the new system in action, but settled for watching the xbox 360 crash on me and endless cutscenes of games to eventually be made on the PS3.

Though the booth babes were hot....

     
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Feb 10, 2006, 08:41 AM
 
Originally Posted by JoshuaZ
Though the booth babes were hot....

Very tasty indeed.

Since we're on topic that "Nintendo Rocks"....i found this great read on the kind of strategy they are using with the NDS and the NRS. It's an awesome read if you have the time. Check it out....

Ot starts off as follows....


"Current Video Game Industry - the current video game industry grew from the idea that better technology leads to better games. The current video game industry anticipates the next-generation because it promises bigger environments full of better and flashier graphics. The current video game industry gives the award for "Game of the Show" at the Electronic Entertainment Expo to technical or video demonstrations rather than playable software.

Other Video Game Industry - the other video game industry is growing from the idea that good technology, good interactivity, good variety, and good access ultimately breeds better games for more people. The other video game industry acknowledges that a variety of games within a selection of genres CAN appeal to everyone. The other video game industry recognizes that, at the end of the day, games are about interactive entertainment.

Sony and Microsoft are pursuing the current video game industry. And there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. The current video game industry, although perhaps not entirely healthy, has nevertheless proven itself to be profitable and highly lucrative. Many fortunes have been made and will continue to be made from this market."

http://www.n-sider.com/articleview.php?articleid=495

Enjoy.
     
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