High expectations for the Wii U sales has led Nintendo to believe it will make an operating profit of roughly $130 million during this fiscal year. Due to unexpectedly low sales of the Wii successor, the operating profit has turned to a loss of roughly $220 million in its core business. EDIT: Nintendo expects to have a positive net income of ~$160 due to depreciation of the Yen among other things, but the core sections are expected to still be making operating loss. Source via Reuters Source via Eurogamer Thoughts? Was this really unexpected or was Nintendo too optimistic? Personally I think this is not really surprising due to many factors including the change in gaming (tablets, Phones, etc), but I do expect Nintendo to start making operating profit during the next year or so. Same problems seem to be happening for Sony and Microsoft.