Nintendo have announced their financial performance figures for Q1 2008 [pdf link] and year-on-year sales are looking healthy: at 423,380 million Yen ($3.92bn) they’ve seen an increase of almost 83,000 million Yen ($768m) in net sales over the same quarter in 2007. Net assets are down slightly from the last quarter but net sales are up to 107,267 million Yen ($993m). The company also announced sales figures for their product lines, both quarterly and lifetime, which makes for interesting reading.
In terms of the current flagship products, the Wii and the DS, Nintendo sold 5.17m of the former and 6.94m of the latter in the past quarter. Sales broke down as follows:
Nintendo also sold 190,000 Game Boy Advance handhelds, bringing the lifetime sales for the device to just over 81m. They predict total financial year sales (i.e. as of March 31st 2009) in the region of 1,800,000 million Yen ($16.66bn).