Report: Nintendo Might Cut Profit Forecast

According to Bloomberg, Nintendo could very well cut its earning forecast and announce that annual profit will decline. The reason? Decreasing Wii sales and the strong Japanese yen.

Net income, Bloomberg reports, will possibly fall 11 percent to US$2.7, marking the first drop since March 2004.

Wii sales have been on the slide with global sales dipping for the first time during the quarter ending June 30. Last month, Wii sales in the U.S. dropped 33 percent — conversely, Sony saw PS3 sales double.

With the strong yen, Morgan Stanley analysts are raising their Nintendo currency-related losses to 37 billion yen from 23 billion yen.

Has the blue ocean started to bleed red?

Nintendo May Forecast First Profit Drop in Six Years (Update2) [Bloomberg]


Comments

    Not like it wasnt going to happen at some point.. 11% is hardly going to make Nintendo bleed. They managed to survive the N64/Cube era with the GBA being there main money maker.

    /shrug. They have had a good ride this gen. Time for them to let it go and prep for next gen..

    They can cut the price to sell more, but that itself will also decrease their profit margin.

    Still got legs i think. Waiting for wii hd

    Good cause all 99.5% of Wii games are just total crap.

    They need to realize you cant keep releasing a console every time you have a new mario game and expect that one game to carry it for the next 4-5 yrs.

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