While Nintendo made some bank by selling over 1.5 million units of the NES Classic Edition, their amiibo figures and download sales saw a big decline in the past fiscal year.
Here are more details from company president Tatsumi Kimishima who shared a look at the latest amiibo figure and download sales for the Financial Results Briefing for Fiscal Year Ending March 2017:
This figure shows the sell-in for amiibo figures compared to the previous period. In the previous period, we sold many amiibo, particularly in the Super Smash Brothers series, reaching total sell-in of approximately 20.5 million units. Sell-in for this period was approximately 6.5 million units.
This figure shows the download sales of digital content for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U up until the third quarter compared to the previous period. Sales during this period only reached 23.1 billion yen, falling short of the previous period, which saw the release of more downloadable content, including content for Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS