Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Nintendo News: May 04, 2010

Happy Tuesday!  Time for some newsday!

A couple of years ago, some of the folks at Retro Studios (makers of the fantastic Metroid Prime games) left and formed a new studio called Armature.  Well, now they’ve announced that there’s a new big game in the works with an unannounced publisher.  So, I guess it’s not much news, but it is interesting! [via 1up]

Nintendo releases its earnings report for fiscal 2009 on Thursday.  In it, earnings are expected to fall.  Some of the suits claim that this is due to poor 2010 sales thus far and the Wii price cut.  Either way, they’re still projected to report about $2.43 billion in profits (down from $2.95 billion).  So yeah… they’re still ok. [via Joystiq]
[Note: Nintendo’s fiscal year runs from April 1 to March 31 of the next year.]

On that note, Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo’s hard-ball President, announced that the Wii has sold 5 million units since January 1.  That’s more than the PS3 and Xbox 360 have sold in the last year... combined!  He also said that since Netflix launched on the Wii a few weeks ago, nearly 1 million new customers have signed on.  Sounds like Nintendo is ridin’ high… still. [via Edge]


1 comment:

Rachel said...

Wow, pretty good news :) Thanks for the update, babe. You are so good! I'm glad you have time to find this stuff out :) I love you!