Wii helps push Nintendo profits up 77%

  • Booming sales of the popular Wii and DS game machines lifted Nintendo Co.'s earnings 77 percent for the latest fiscal year, showing that the Japanese maker is holding its own against bigger rivals Sony and Microsoft. Nintendo reported group net profit of 174.29 billion yen ($1.47 billion) in the year through March, up dramatically from 98.38 billion yen a year earlier.

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