Nintendo Wii and DSi sales tumble

Nintendo have announced their latest quarterly financial results [PDF link], and it proved a disappointing period for both Wii and DSi sales.  Wii demand plummeted, falling 21-percent from the same period a year ago, while DSi sales dropped 13-percent.  The company has blamed poor flagship Wii game title releases for middling demand for the console, and are looking to the new 3D-capable Nintendo 3DS to salve further handheld shortfalls.

Business performance overall was, Nintendo say, impacted by a strong yen and a price reduction on Wii hardware.  Still, overseas sales accounted for 84.1-percent of the company's 1,434.3 billion yen net sales, with net income of 228.6 billion yen.