Nintendo hits $1 billion in revenue with Mario & Co. 3D: The Great Escape
Nintendo’s long-awaited third installment in the popular Mario series has topped $1bn in worldwide revenue and is expected to bring in $1.6bn for the company in the third quarter of this year, according to a report from Japanese financial firm Nomura.
Nintendo’s third-quarter earnings report for the third fiscal quarter of 2018, due out on Thursday, said Nintendo’s revenue for the three months ended March 31 jumped 25.3 per cent to $1,053.7bn.
The company’s revenues from software and hardware, including the 3DS, rose 9.3pc to $14.6 billion.
Mario & Co.: The Great Escapade, which is a sequel to Mario & Friends: Treasure Tracker, launched last year.
It is a remake of the classic Mario game of the same name for the Nintendo DS, Nintendo’s handheld video game console.
Nintendo said last year that Mario & Club was Nintendo’s biggest-selling game ever, surpassing Donkey Kong Country 3D, which was released in 2011.
Nintendo also reported that Mario Party 10, a spin-off of the game that debuted in 2013, was the second-biggest-selling video game of all time behind The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
Nintendo has said that the game will launch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC this holiday season.