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Wii sales surpass 50m

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Nintendo’s full-year financial results have seen it fall just shy of projected global DS and Wii sales, but the videogame giant still shifted a shedload of consoles during the year.

During its fiscal year ended 31 March 2009, Nintendo shipped a whopping 25.9m Wiis, though it had hoped to shift 26.5m. The firm shipped 31.1m units of its various DS models, just shy of its 31.5m target.

Total worldwide Wii shipments now stand at 50.3m units, while DS shipments have surpassed 100m to reach a whopping 101.7m units.

Despite failing to hit its own targets, Nintendo’s figures are impressive and translated into an annual profit of ¥279.1bn (£1.8bn/$2.8bn/€2.1bn) – an increase of 8.5 per cent from the ¥257.3bn it made in the previous year.

Revenues for the year came to ¥1.83tr (£12.2bn/$18.5bn/€13.7bn).

The firm hopes to ship a further 26m Wiis and 30m DS consoles by the end of its next fiscal year in March 2010. ®

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