Nintendo has long been known as a company that focuses on releasing games for dedicated consoles, but over the past year Nintendo has been talking a lot about increasing profits by expanding their brand. Two ways they intend to do this is by licensing out their IP for TV shows, films, merchandise, and other ventures, and by entering the mobile market.
Nintendo hast just released their earnings report for the fiscal year ending March 31st, 2016, and it included a look at the revenue generated by these moves. Nintendo reports that between the profits of
Miitomo on mobile devices and IP licensing, they generated ¥5,734 million, or around $51.6 million. Nintendo didn’t specify how much of that came from Miitomo, but they did note that the figure doesn’t include royalty income, which was instead included in their totals for dedicated video game software revenue.