Do Nintendo 1st party games ever fail to make a profit?

#1DarthFloatyPosted 1/27/2013 10:30:11 PM
I've never heard of anyone saying that a single first party game published by Nintendo didn't make a profit. That it wasn't a fun game, sure, but the only sales data I ever hear is that something sold very well.
#2RainsweptPosted 1/27/2013 10:32:08 PM
Kirby's Epic Yarn for starters.
#3mmarksterPosted 1/27/2013 10:32:15 PM
If selling a game turned a Wii U sale into a profit...
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#4GloryChaosPosted 1/27/2013 10:32:23 PM
I think Wii music sold poorly.
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#5DarthFloaty(Topic Creator)Posted 1/27/2013 10:34:54 PM
Rainswept posted...
Kirby's Epic Yarn for starters.


That game sold 1.5 million units or so.

http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2011/110426e.pdf#page=5

Are you 100% sure it didn't turn a profit?
#6DarthFloaty(Topic Creator)Posted 1/27/2013 10:36:16 PM
GloryChaos posted...
I think Wii music sold poorly.


2.65 million is pretty good. I'd image that was a profit but it's possible it wasn't.

http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2009/090508e.pdf#page=6
#7star_guy_100Posted 1/27/2013 10:39:34 PM
i actually liked metroid other m alot. but it was pretty hated and dropped in price pretty fast. i wouldnt be surprised if it didnt make a profit.
#8DarthFloaty(Topic Creator)Posted 1/27/2013 10:43:21 PM
star_guy_100 posted...
i actually liked metroid other m alot. but it was pretty hated and dropped in price pretty fast. i wouldnt be surprised if it didnt make a profit.


Quick search on wiki says Nintendo was disappointed overall. So possibly this one.

Anyone know any others?
#9slickvic1990Posted 1/27/2013 10:45:31 PM
star_guy_100 posted...
i actually liked metroid other m alot. but it was pretty hated and dropped in price pretty fast. i wouldnt be surprised if it didnt make a profit.


but wasn't it developed by Team Ninja? would that count as a first party game?
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#10niels200683Posted 1/27/2013 11:11:03 PM
I'm pretty sure dance party mario mix didn't make a profit, any virtual boy game, Doshin the giant, yoshi topsy turvy
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