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

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2 years ago#1
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.
2 years ago#2
Kirby's Epic Yarn for starters.
2 years ago#3
If selling a game turned a Wii U sale into a profit...
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2 years ago#4
I think Wii music sold poorly.
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2 years ago#5
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?
2 years ago#6
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
2 years ago#7
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.
2 years ago#8
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?
2 years ago#9
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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2 years ago#10
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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