Nintendo delays Animal Crossing again, won't share sales data on Super Mario Run

Nintendo delays Animal Crossing again, won't share sales data on Super Mario Run
Every time a company dabbles in a new market, problems are bound to occur. Even entertainment giants with years of experience are no exception, and Nintendo proved it. The company's mobile gaming debut was a bit shaky, with Super Mario Run not achieving the success it was expected to and the other two titles, planned for release last fall, being delayed.

And while we'll get Fire Emblem: Heroes on mobile this Thursday, fans of the Animal Crossing franchise will have to wait a bit more than expected. During Nintendo's third-quarter earnings call, the company announced that the still untitled mobile version of Animal Crossing will come in the next financial year, which means between April 2017 and March 2018. An exact date was not specified, but if we had to guess, we'd say that the game will be released sooner rather than later.

Nintendo did not comment on the burning question that we all have, though – how many people paid the hefty $9.99 price tag of Super Mario Run. So, the actual commercial performance of the first Nintendo mobile game will remain a mystery, at least for now.

Additionally, the Japanese entertainment behemoth reported net profit of 64.7 billion yen, which is around $569 million, with 174.3 billion yen ($1.5 billion) in revenue. To no one's surprise, the most profitable products for Nintendo were the two new Pokemon games for the 3DS, Pokemon Sun and Moon, which sold almost 15 million units combined, followed by Super Mario Maker on the same platform with two million units sold.

via TheVerge

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5 Comments

1. xfire99

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

Happens when jump in bed with the devil. Sales goes well, brag about it and sales declines, you just shut up.

3. RajRicardo

Posts: 495; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

This.

2. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3106; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

They are too embarrassed to show how much they screwed their own game.

4. poptart574

Posts: 223; Member since: Feb 29, 2016

They are getting ready to launch a whole new console and smartphones is not their main business.

5. poptart574

Posts: 223; Member since: Feb 29, 2016

BTW sales data up from Wall Street. Nintendo earned 53 million from Super Mario run and 5% bought the game. Decent attach rate.

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