Nintendo said that it now expects a net profit of about $75.2 million for this fiscal year (which ends in march 2013), up from a $350.8 million loss in fiscal 2011. However, the new forecast is down from an original forecast of a profit of $250.5 million for the year.
The reduction is mainly due to a lowered shipment volume for the 3DS from 18.5 to 17.5 million units. Nintendo said it shipped more than 5 million 3DS devices in the second and third calendar quarter of this year. The Wii continues to decline much faster than originally planned as the company sold only 1.3 million consoles in Q2 and Q3, which was blamed on a lack of compelling game releases. For the full year, Nintendo now expects the Wii to sell only 5 million units, down from a forecast of 10.5 million half a year ago.
The savior might be the Wii U, which company believes will sell 5.5 million units until the end of March. The company indicated that the console is aggressively priced and will sell at a loss for Nintendo initially. The profits are therefore mainly in software sales: Nintendo believes it can sell every Wii U customer about four games - or 24 million copies in total. Given its history, this is a rather optimistic goal and will depend on a strong third-party lineup for the Wii U ecosystem. There is not much room for failure.
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The Wii U Gamepad Not Tablet does not just show you part of the game but you interact with it like an inventory screen or anything like that like in Zombie U your player on screen crouches down as you would in real life to saearch through the bag to get ammo or other stuff while the Game is still going in real time on the big screen it makes the whole survival horror aspect of the game much scarier
Also other games the GP is used as a 2nd view in to the world separate from the view on screen Also games like Call of duty black ops 2 uses the screen in Multiplayer with friend as aon screen to play split screen while someone uses the big screen just to game on and you use the Wii U GP of which is all Wireless
Also the Wii U is not justa small upgrade to the anything it is next generation system far better then anything the PS3 and 360 can handle . Multi-core CPU 2GB of ram in the system 1GB just for games a Radeon 7000 series GPU in the thing wel rumnored now to be a 6790 or somthing i dont know but still and the whole system is smaller then the Orginal Wii
The GP tho has tones of features on it but in order for it to work the console must be on as well everything is powered and rendered by the Console itself the GP has no internal CPU or GPU
You also have the Nintendo TVii features built in that works with your home DVR or Cable system
The old franchises are very good, you can't deny that... Pikmin is an excellent game, Mario is also very good and addictive...
But you are right, I remember the Rare times, they usually came out with new ideas and stuff...