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Nintendo's 2015 Fiscal Year Earnings Release/News Conference



Unconfirmed Member
Update 1:

For our dedicated video game platform business, Nintendo is currently developing a gaming platform codenamed “NX”
with a brand-new concept. NX will be launched in March 2017 globally.

Update 2:

Operating Results

1. Analysis of Operations
[Note] Forecasts announced by the Company referred to above were prepared based on management's assumptions with
information available at this time and therefore involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Please note such risks
and uncertainties may cause the actual results to be materially different from the forecasts (earnings forecast, dividend
forecast and other forecasts).

(1) Fiscal year ended March 31, 2016
During the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016, for Nintendo 3DS, Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer and Pokémon
Super Mystery Dungeon were released globally and both became hits, selling 3.04 million and 1.22 million units
respectively. There were also multiple hit titles from third-party publishers. However, due to the lack of major titles like
Pokémon Omega Ruby/Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, which energized the entire 3DS
business during the prior fiscal year, the worldwide sales of the Nintendo 3DS hardware and software were 6.79 million and
48.52 million units respectively.

With respect to Wii U, Splatoon sold 4.27 million units and Super Mario Maker sold 3.52 million units, both becoming
blockbusters and contributing to energizing the Wii U platform. In addition, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD,
which was released globally in March, got off to a good start. The global sales of the Wii U hardware and software reached
3.26 million and 27.36 million units respectively.

In addition to the above, amiibo sales continued to maintain momentum and showed strong performance globally. The
figure-type and the card-type sold approximately 24.70 million units and approximately 28.90 million units respectively.
Furthermore, sales of additional download content for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U increased and total download sales reached
43.9 billion yen. Moreover, our first smart device app, Miitomo, was released globally in March and started off well.
As a result, net sales were 504.4 billion yen (of which overseas sales were 368.9 billion yen or 73.1% of the total sales),
and operating income was 32.8 billion yen. Due to re-evaluation of assets in foreign currencies, exchange losses totaled 18.3
billion yen. As a result, ordinary income was 28.7 billion yen and profit attributable to owners of parent was 16.5 billion yen.

(2) Outlook for fiscal year ending March 31, 2017

For Nintendo 3DS, we will release Pokémon Sun/Pokémon Moon globally in winter of 2016 (holiday 2016 in the U.S. and
late 2016 in Europe). These are the latest titles from the Pokémon series, which has sold 200 million units worldwide since
the first title from the series released 20 years ago. We will also release a number of titles including Kirby: Planet Robobot
and Metroid Prime: Federation Force. Strongly anticipated titles from third-party publishers are also scheduled for release.

With the release of these titles, we will re-energize the platform and aim to expand our reach globally to a broad audience,
including female and younger consumer demographics.

For our dedicated video game platform business, Nintendo is currently developing a gaming platform codenamed “NX”
with a brand-new concept. NX will be launched in March 2017 globally.

As for amiibo, we will continue to expand the product lineup in order to maintain momentum. At the same time, we will
aim to further expand sales by offering new gaming experiences with the use of amiibo.

For our content download business,
we will continue to offer appealing additional download content that enhance the characteristics of each game. We believe
this will keep games actively played and maintain their popularity. Also, for our smart device business, following Miitomo,
we will continuously release new apps in order to expand the revenue base as a business.

Based on these efforts, we project, for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017, net sales of 500.0 billion yen, an operating
income of 45.0 billion yen, an ordinary income of 45.0 billion yen and profit attributable to owners of parent of 35.0 billion
yen. Unit sales of the major products used for the forecast are listed on page 15 under the heading of "(5) Consolidated sales
units, number of new titles, and sales units forecast" in the "Others" section. Exchange rate assumptions for the major
currencies used for the forecasts are 110 yen per U.S. dollar and 125 yen per euro.

Update 3, results briefing confirmed:

Apr. 28, 2016 Fiscal Year Financial Results Briefing
(for institutional investors and securities analysts)

Following the close of the market at 03.15 PM JST on April 27, Nintendo will publish the full year earnings for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016. There will also be a news conference.

Nintendo's 2015 Fiscal Year Earnings News Conference

Time: February 27, 04.00 PM (JST) / February 27, 12.00 AM (PDT)
Location: Osaka Securities Exchange/Osaka Press Club

Earnings release (Japanese): https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2016/160427.pdf
Earnings release (English): https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2016/160427e.pdf
Supplementary Information about Earnings Release: https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2016/160427_4e.pdf

Schedule: https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/schedule/index.html

Tweeters to follow

Takashi Mochizuki: https://twitter.com/mochi_wsj/with_replies

Takashi Mochizuki said:
If you have an access to the service, please be watching Dow Jones Newswires. That's where I will send Nintendo news first! :)

Dr. Serkan Toto: https://twitter.com/serkantoto/with_replies

I will see to updating this thread as quickly as I can.

Just a reminder: today's when financial results and forecasts / plans for the next FY, FY2017 (from April 1st, 2016 to March 31st, 2017)are announced.
Tomorrow, April 28th, is when the investor meeting, where things get much more detailed, happens.

Given what happened back on April 25th, 2011, when Nintendo announced the FY2011 results and the forecasts for FY2012, the day before the investor meeting, it's reasonable to expect a PR for shareholders about NX, detailing the official unveiling at E3, the release period, maybe the name / a feature; these last two elements were present in the 3DS PR announcement.


Why are strippers at the U.N. bad when they're great at strip clubs???
Aug 7, 2013
Rosti thread!

And Pikachu for your entertainment!


Jun 7, 2004
Here we go?? I guess so! Please Kimi, please :( drop a bomb.

nintendo is cancelling the nx in favor of a new unreleased platform. please look forward to details of this platform next fiscal year, as there will be no questions about it at this meeting and it will not be shown at e3.


Dec 5, 2014
Just getting the final name would be great. Hopefully a date or time frame for an NX announcement conference/direct too.


Sep 17, 2010
Here it is boys and gals. The end of the Wii line. It's sad to see it go, but excited to see the new direction Nintendo goes in.