Nintendo Slash Wii And DS Hardware Sales Forecasts, Increase Software

By Ishaan . January 27, 2011 . 9:27am

Nintendo’s financial report summary for their third quarter is out now, and it mentions that Nintendo are slashing their Wii hardware sales forecast for their fiscal year to 16 million, down from the previous 17.5 million by March 2011.


The Wii software sales forecast, on the other hand, saw an increase from 138 million units to 170 million units by March 2011. We’ll probably learn more about what led to this increase in the days to come.


Meanwhile, the Nintendo DS (not counting the 3DS) hardware forecast has been reduced by 1 million to 18.5 million units by March. Similar to the situation with the Wii, the DS software sales forecast has increased by 10 million units to 120 million units.


In terms of Nintendo 3DS forecasts, Nintendo hope to sell 4 million units of 3DS hardware and 15 million units of 3DS software by March 31st, 2011. Keep in mind that those numbers will come primarily from Japan, as the 3DS only launches in the U.S. and Europe toward the end of March.

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  • wow how about slash the price instead

    • PrinceHeir

      for a second though, i though they did slash the price.

      hopefully once 3DS and NGP comes out, they can slash PSP and DS prices by $50-$100

      • Zero_Destiny

        Would love to see that happen.

  • 15 mln pieces of 3DS software by March?! Wot wot?! 4mln? What will people be buying, 3 games per each unit sold?! Thats quite optimistic. Anyway, I think the most pressing news is the decrease ofincome by 74%…thats quite, well in tents! New Wii Successor needs to come

    • Kaishounashi

      The net income decreased, buthat1’s not the operational income(which also decreased, but not as much). Actually, in terms of software, Wii got the best quarter ever on Oct-dec last year. The hardware it’s slumping, but on the software it’s doing good, which is the opposite case on the DS, hardware as good as ever and software slumping(even though DS install base is much bigger than the Wii one).

      The reason for the decrease on income is because of the yen value, comparing to the dollar. Nintendo even ended one of those quarters in a loss.

      • Nevermind. You edited your comment.


    In case any wants to see more bullet points and/or see the actual report without downloading the PDF file.

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