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Nintendo comes down to earth after once-in-a-lifetime run

The sky? She is falling. Nintendo has taken a beating in the first half of the year, and for the first time in six years the company is projecting its earnings to fall. The ¥64.59 billion ($709.3 million) the company earned in the April to September is a 52 percent drop from the same period last year, when the company posted profits of ¥144.83 billion ($1.59 billion).

So what's going to happen now? The Japanese company is going to have to lower its gaze and fight in the trenches, as analysts expect at least one more big hit to drive profits before the holidays, but no one believes that sales will ever be able to match the highs Nintendo has experienced in the past years.

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Subzero200x3273d ago (Edited 3273d ago )

good maybe this will teach them to produce real games that's aren't exercise or some cheap knock offs, because i need my fill of real sequel like metroid4, or super mario bros 4...something.

ChickeyCantor3273d ago (Edited 3273d ago )

" super mario bros 4"

Its called -Super Mario World- in America =D!!!

They only made Wii-fitplus and resorts.
Next to that other game titles are already underway.

Funny how you say SMB4, while NSMBW could be just that.

Over reacting much?

SpoonyRedMage3273d ago (Edited 3273d ago )

Yer, dude, they should totally make Metroid 4 and Super Mario Bros 4 instead of Metroid: Other M and New Super Mario Bros Wii....

EDIT: Damn, that was meant to be a reply to 1 up there.

eagle213273d ago

Star Fox HD
Kid Icarus HD
Super Duper Mario Bros. HD (Yes, Luigi in a full HD Mario game; Co-op too!)
Metroid HD
Donkey Kong Country HD
Mario Kart HD

You get the picture. Pure quality HD titles that scream "BUY ME"!!!

asdr3wsfas3272d ago (Edited 3272d ago )

"The sky? She is falling. Nintendo has taken a beating in the first half of the year, and for the first time in six years the company is projecting its earnings to fall."

What do you call billions in losses if falling earnings are a "beating?" The sky is falling - now if Nintendo would only emulate the other companies they'd be relatively secure with billions in losses. Instead they have to settle for earning profits.

This is serious guys. What are they gonna do with all this money? You think MS or Sony will take it?

Seferoth753272d ago

I really love the ignorance of these articles... Still outselling the PS2 by a large margine at the same point in its life cycle and haters want to act like it has horrible sales.

It's really sad the lengths people will go to making themselves look stupid just so they can post a Wii hate article