PC World: Nintendo reported strong growth in its sales and profit during the April to June quarter thanks to the popularity of its Wii console and DS handheld gaming device.
The company said net profit jumped 34 percent compared to the same period last year as sales rose 24 percent.
Nintendo sold 5.2 million Wii consoles worldwide during the quarter, a jump of 50 percent on the same period a year earlier. In Japan, however, sales dropped by almost half. Sales of Wii software rose in all regions. Overall, 40.4 million Wii games were sold during the period.
Key titles during the quarter included “Mario Kart Wii,” which sold 6.4 million copies, and “Wii Fit,” which sold 3.4 million.
Sales of the Nintendo DS were down slightly from the same quarter last year due to a big drop in Japan. Overall, 6.9 million of the handhelds were sold in the quarter, against 7 million in the same period last year.