Nintendough: Fiscal 2009 forecast raised again


Good news, everybody*! Nintendo expects to make even more money during its 2009 fiscal year than it had previously anticipated. And it had previously anticipated quite a bit.

According to VentureBeat's Dean Takahashi and Wedbush Morgan's Michael Pachter, Nintendo has raised its financial forecast for the six months ending Sept. 30, 2008, as well as its expectations for the full fiscal year ending March 31, 2009. Thanks to phenomenal Wii and DS sales and improved foreign currency exchange rates, Nintendo now expects to shift 30.5 million DS units in the full fiscal year, along with 197 million DS games, 26.5 million Wiis and 186 million Wii games.

Projected fiscal 2009 revenue? Two thousand billion Yen. That doesn't even sound like a real number!

*Particularly those obsessed with the financial wellbeing of emotionally detached megacorporations.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.