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Nintendo’s results weaker than expected

by on28 October 2015

But 3DS sells well

Nintendo has reported a weaker-than-expected operating profit for the July-September quarter but there are signs that things are picking up.

However the company remained upbeat for the rest of the year saying there were firm sales of Nintendo 3DS consoles and should make a bob or two from its entry into smartphone games.

Nintendo's fiscal second-quarter operating profit fell slightly to $64.77 million. The cocaine nose jobs of Wall Street thought that sales would be static so a slight fall is generally embarrassing to everyone.

The results are the first since Chief Executive Tatsumi Kimishima succeeded Satoru Iwata, who died of cancer earlier this year months after announcing a much-awaited entry into mobile gaming.

Sales are up over the equivalent period from last year, while the core business of making and selling products also brings an operating profit of $74.5 million. That's a notable increase over a small operating profit for Q1 alone.

The solid results are largely attributed to major titles released and the continuing strong momentum of amiibo, with the range's cards showing "strong initial sales";Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, Super Mario Maker and Splatoonare cited as titles performing well, while in Japan credit is paid to games like Fire Emblem Fates.

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