The Associated Press reports on October 25, 2007:
Nintendo Co. said Thursday profits more than doubled in the six months to Sept. 30 on the success of its hit Wii and Nintendo DS game consoles. The company also raised its full year profit forecast.
The Kyoto-based manufacturer said its group net profit surged to 132.42 billion yen (US$1.16 billion; €820 million) in its fiscal first half from 54.35 billion a year earlier. Group sales more than doubled to 694.80 billion yen (US$6.07 billion; €4.27 billion) from 298.82 billion yen.
For the year ending in March, Nintendo raised its group earnings outlook to 275 billion yen (US$2.40 billion; €1.69 billion), better than the 245 billion yen it forecast in July.