Nintendo has released its financial report for the first quarter of the fiscal year (the period of time from April 1st through June 30th, 2015), and it was a profitable quarter. Nintendo has experienced some financial hardships in recent years, but they're back to turning a profit, and they still have plenty in the bank.

The latest update on their finances puts their "Cash and Deposits" at ¥535,222 million. When exchanged for US currency, that puts their bank account at around $4,317,700,100. Nintendo's total current assets are at ¥1,048,266 million, which converts to $8,457,179,469. These numbers are all slightly down from three months ago, but when you look at total assets (including non-current assets), Nintendo's value has improved slightly from ¥1,352,944 million to ¥1,361,881 million in the past three months.

Nintendo has released its financial report for the first quarter of the fiscal year (the period of time from April 1st through June 30th, 2015), and the company is in a much better place than the same time last year. For the quarter, Nintendo reported a profit of ¥8,284 million, which is around $66,833,489 in US currency. During the same time period last year, Nintendo reported a loss of ¥9,924 million, or about $80,064,648. While they aren't yet back to the "Nintendo-like profits" that are anticipated next year, they are much more stable than they were last year, and they are profit positive.

Nintendo has released its financial report for the first quarter of the fiscal year (April 1st through June 30th, 2015), and it includes a forecast for the future. For the entire fiscal year (April 1st, 2015 through March 31st, 2016), Nintendo expects to sell 7.6 million 3DS units globally and 3.4 million Wii U units. By comparison, Nintendo expected to sell 12 million 3DS units and 3.6 million Wii U units last year and fell short of that goal, selling 8.73 million and 3.38 million respectively. Their expectations for this year are very close to the actual numbers from last year, so Nintendo expects to continue at a similar rate.

Nintendo also gave projections for software in the same time period. 3DS is expected to move 56 million pieces of software, while Wii U is expected to sell 23 million pieces of software. Comparing to last year again, 3DS software sales were 62.74 million and Wii U software sales were 24.4 million, so Nintendo is expecting declined numbers this year.

Last month we reported that Splatoon had already sold over 1 million copies worldwide in less than a month. We know the game sold out at launch in Japan and quickly topped the all-time eShop charts in Japan, which was a more impressive start than anyone expected, including Nintendo. Those numbers have continued to climb, as Nintendo's quarterly report puts global Splatoon sales at 1.62 million. Considering that it's a new IP that's been on the market for just two months, that's an impressive statistic! It looks like Nintendo has another big hit in its library.

Nintendo released its financial report for the first quarter of the fiscal year (April 1st through June 30th, 2015), and despite the fact that a lot of the momentum has died out, Nintendo 3DS sold over 1 million units for the quarter. 3DS sold 1.01 million units over the past three months, with Nintendo pointing to Fire Emblem If and GIRLS MODE 3 Kirakira Kode as top software titles in Japan and Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition as a popular title in the West. For the quarter, 3DS software sales stood at 7.92 million.

Sony has just announced the lineup of free games that will be available to PlayStation Plus subscribers next month.

August's lineup includes Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris and Limbo for PlayStation 4, Sound Shapes and Stealth Inc. 2: A Game of Clones for PS4, PlayStation 3, and Vita, CastleStorm for PS3 and Vita, and God of War Ascension for PS3; all of these games will be available for free for PlayStation Plus members beginning on August 4th.

Windows 10 looks to connect all Microsoft products together into one platform, and one of the ways it's doing that is with Xbox One to PC streaming. With Windows 10, you'll be able to take any Xbox One game and have it stream to your PC or other Windows 10 device, but what about the other way around? Speaking with The Verge, Xbox boss Phil Spencer revealed that Microsoft is working on PC to Xbox One streaming as well, but there are a few obstacles in the way. Click below to see what he had to say!

Recently, Nintendo released a quarterly earnings document full of information about Wii U sales and more, including future release dates. In the document, Nintendo has listed all of their games that will be released on the Wii U and 3DS in 2015, 2016, and beyond; however, there are a few surprises in the list. First, The Legend of Zelda on Wii U is listed with a "TBD" release date, rather than 2016; this could suggest that a 2016 release for the game could be in question, and that the game could potentially be delayed. Head inside for more.

Valhalla Games Studios' Tomonobu Itagaki was interviewed by Famitsu recently regarding Devil's Third, detailing the game's troubled development and Nintendo's involvement in the project. Here's one of my favorite quotes.

"Like I said in the beginning, it's a culmination of everything so far—not just mine, but of everyone that works here. Please try it for yourself. I think it's going to be a breakthrough for the industry. I believe it's going to take shooters to the next level." — Tomonobu Itagaki

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Nintendo of America revealed yesterday via Twitter that three Kirby games would be coming to the North American Wii U eShop on July 30 in celebration of the anniversary of the original North American release of Kirby's Dream Land on August 1, 1992. Now, we have confirmation of which Kirby games we'll be getting thanks to ESRB ratings that have emerged for the titles. The games in question are Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, for Nintendo 64, Kirby: Squeak Squad, for Nintendo DS, and Kirby's Return to Dreamland, for Wii.

Head past the jump to see Nintendo's tweet and the ESRB ratings.

Nintendo stated that the redesign of Miiverse would be going live today and the company wasn't lying. All of the announced changes have gone into effect. If you turn on that Wii U and poke around Miiverse, you are bound to notice huge differences in the network's layout. The redesign comes with a Play Journal and Screenshot Album, along with further changes to other elements of Miiverse.

Wii U hasn't sold as well as Nintendo had anticipated, and it certainly hasn't been the sales phenomenon that Wii was, but Nintendo has continued to show support for their first ever HD console. As part of Nintendo's quarterly report to investors, it was revealed that Wii U has eclipsed 10 million units globally, and currently sits at 10.01 million hardware units sold with 61.23 million accompanying software sales. It took Wii U about two years and seven months on the market to hit this milestone.

PlayStation Store is holding a massive Summer Sale, under way now. The first week's deals will be available through Monday (August 3), and PlayStation Plus members get additional discounts on the sale items. Furthermore, there's a big Sony Santa Monica sale ongoing and more PlayStation Plus specials.

You can view the full list of discounted software inside.

Twenty years after the series' initial release, Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross will be getting an official arrangement of music. This album comes courtesy of Square Enix and Yasunori Mitsuda, who is best known for composing the original music for both games. Find out more inside!

In the latest story from the ongoing Kojima and Konami saga, Metal Gear Solid's composer Rika Muranaka says that Kojima was getting too expensive for Konami. According to Muranaka, Kojima was spending a huge sum of money and delaying the project in order to make the best game he could. In Konami's eyes, Kojima did not have a strong business sense and thus caused the rift between the two parties.

You can read more after the jump!