Having recently jumped on the Wii U bandwagon with kid-on-Christmas-morning levels of enthusiasm, I was quite pleased to read today that Nintendo have actually had a relatively successful few months. In the quarter ending September, the company posted an operating profit of £1.2 million ($2 million) – probably thanks (at least in part) to the super-awesomey-goodness of Mario Kart 8 (although, if you’re reading Nintendo, and feeling generous, I’d like to think my article had at least something to do with it….).
Admittedly, that’s not necessarily a massive profit, but it is a small, tentative step in the right direction. And with the recently released Hyrule Warriors getting mostly excellent reviews, and Super Smash Bros set to land on the Wii U at the end of November, it’s possible that we might soon see Nintendo return to something resembling their glory days.
Throw in the fact that Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire will also both launch at the end of November for the 3DS, and you’d be a little bit foolish to totally bet against the Japanese Entertainment Giant finishing the year on something of a high.