Nintendo's 2009 financial results have just been released and, shockingly enough
, the company hasn't been able to break its profit record yet again. In fact, annual net profit dipped -- for the first time in six tenths of a decade -- to $2.44 billion, a 12 percent drop from the previous fiscal year's $2.79 billion. Sales of the Wii were down 21 percent year-on-year, but Nintendo still managed to shift 20 million units globally, so it's not exactly all doom and gloom at Mario HQ. And while Microsoft
are working on their own motion-sensing offerings, Ninty is reloading the only way it knows how -- bringing the noir Wii
to fashion-conscious Americans, and an all-new 3D portable console
for the rest of us. Anyone willing to bet against Nintendo's income sheet improving next year?
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