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Sun rises in the east, and the DS rakes in the money

Alisha Karabinus
April 26, 2007
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Nintendo posted the final numbers for fiscal year 2006, and as expected, between the DS and the Wii, Nintendo's raking in piles of money that would make Scrooge McDuck's eyes pop. Is it the Wii? Alas, no; while Nintendo's latest has certainly been a powerhouse, the big N tells it like it is: 2006's major profits are due in large part to the DS. Last year, Nintendo sold more than 23 million DS units, raising the handheld's lifetime sales to over 40 million. Nintendo predicts similar numbers for the 2007 fiscal year, and triple the number of Wiis sold from release through March 31, 2006, for a total of 15 million units. That means that by this time next year, Nintendo's 226 billion yen profit will seem like small potatoes.

It's good to be Nintendo right now.



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