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Nintendo recently released its financial briefing for the first quarter of Fiscal 2015 (the period of time from April 1st through June 30th, 2015), and the results were positive. Nintendo reported a profit of $67 million for the first quarter, as well as extremely strong sales for Splatoon. It looks like investors are happy with the results, as Nintendo's stock has jumped 8.27% (at the time this was written) since the report went live. Nintendo is now valued at ¥3.170 trillion, which is about $25.57 billion in US currency. Not a bad start to the fiscal year!

Industry analyst Michael Pachter is well-known for being an outspoken critic of Nintendo in recent years. Pachter has frequently pointed to the shortcomings of Wii U and 3DS as evidence that Nintendo needs to abandon hardware and become a software-only company, but he seems to have changed his tune a little recently. 

During the last quarter, Nintendo turned a $67 million profit. Pachter weighed in on this, pointing to the success of Amiibo as a major factor. He also pointed out the fact that Wii U and 3DS sold poorly during this period, but went on to say that Nintendo should continue making hardware, so long as it's profitable. Even so, Pachter feels that a major shift to mobile needs to happen soon for Nintendo, as he doesn't believe their home console market is viable any longer. You can check out his thoughts by clicking below!

Nintendo's first third party New Nintendo 3DS plate is being released in Japan soon. Although there have been third party plates before, they were transparent, whereas this is the first one with an actual design. The Plate & Watch is inspired by Game & Watch, and it is pretty different from any other 3DS plate we've seen before. The cover plate has a digital clock, alarm, timer, and thermometer, so it might come in pretty handy! Since this plate comes with these awesome features, it is a bit more than the average plate (which is around £10), and is being sold for 2,970 yen (£15).

Head inside to check out some pictures of the Plate & Watch.

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.

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.

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.

Last time Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U got an update, it was completely out of the blue. This time they actually announced the update, which features tons of brand new content for the games and will be available this July 31! Some of the content will be free, and some of it will available for purchase.

Hit the jump to see exactly what the update contains!

Earlier today during a Japanese conference, Square Enix revealed Dragon Quest XI. The game will launch next year for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo 3DS (and possibly also NX). The 3DS version uses the system's dual screens to display two graphically different versions of the game. The main screen shows a 3D, top-down RPG world. Meanwhile, the same world is visualized through old-school sprites in the bottom screen. You can watch how this works after the jump, in the very first gameplay footage of Dragon Quest XI on 3DS.

Square Enix recently announced Dragon Quest XI: The Search for a Bygone Time, the latest main series entry in the franchise, for the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo 3DS. In a subsequent press release, Square Enix also mentioned that they are considering bringing the new title (as well as Dragon Quest X) to Nintendo's upcoming platform, codenamed NX, as well.

Head past the jump for more.

Square Enix officially revealed Dragon Quest XI today, announcing PlayStation 4 and 3DS versions of the game and showing off some early build footage. The upcoming RPG, which will return to the franchise's traditional style, is slated to launch during the 30th anniversary of the Dragon Quest series in Japan, which puts the game's release in 2016 or early 2017. However, when it comes to the rest of the world, it could be a long wait. Square Enix has issued a statement regarding the localization of the game, and you can check it out by clicking below.

Square Enix officially unveiled the next main series entry in the Dragon Quest franchise today. Dragon Quest XI: The Search for a Bygone Time is in development for Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation 4 and is expected to launch sometime next year. Running on Unreal Engine 4, the game looks beautiful, and you can really see the influence from Akira Toriyama in the character design. A video showcasing eleven minutes of gameplay footage has released, and you can check it out by clicking below!

At their recent Dragon Quest press conference, Square Enix formally announced Dragon Quest XI: The Search for a Bygone Time, which had its logo leaked yesterday, for the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo 3DS. The two versions of the game will share the same story, but for obvious reasons they will have substantial visual differences.

Head past the jump for more info and the announcement teaser trailer!

Nintendo fans have been clamoring for The Binding of Isaac on Nintendo platforms for years, and that day has finally come. The game's Rebirth edition has launched on Wii U and New Nintendo 3DS (unfortunately not on regular 3DS models), which is fitting since the game draws some of its inspiration from The Legend of Zelda franchise. Over 45 minutes of footage has been uploaded from the handheld version of the game, and you can check it out by clicking below!

Metroid's producer, Kensuke Tanabe, recently spoke about Metroid Prime: Federation Force and the goal behind the new multiplayer focus in the franchise. He says that the aim in Federation Force is to tie together the stories of several different hunters, directly comparing it to Marvel's Avengers. This is one of the subjects we discuss on this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia.

You can check out the discussion video after the jump to hear our thoughts on the idea behind the game, the story, whether we like the idea of expanding the Metroid universe in this particular way, and what it means for the future of the Metroid series.