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Yesterday saw the release of Nintendo’s Fiscal Year 2018 results, and late last night President Furukawa and other Nintendo execs sat down with investors for a presentation and Q&A. While the latter usually takes a while to be translated and uploaded, we have all of the slides from the former, and there are a few interesting tidbits of information scattered throughout.

For starters, it’s confirmed that Nintendo “will not be hosting a large-scale conference for institutional investors, securities analysts, and the media” and instead will be hosting a video presentation, as the company has done since 2013.

Nintendo is also shifting away from measuring its success via the “tie ratio”, which is calculated by dividing the number of software units sold by the number of hardware units sold.” Apparently this no longer accurately reflects the facts, as it doesn’t take into account the wide range of indie game price points and add-on content sales. Instead, Nintendo will shift to calculate by “the overall sales for the platform divided by sales of the hardware itself.”

The presentation also confirms that the number of Switch development kits shipped to publishers “greatly exceeds” Nintendo’s earlier platforms.

Finally, there’s the slide below, which doesn’t really tell us anything new but it really sets up how packed the 2019 Fiscal Year is shaping up to be.


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Whether it’s an exciting new entry in a series long established or a weird experiment meant only for the dedicated, Tom is eager to report on it. Rest assured, if Nintendo ever announces Elite Beat Agents 2, he’ll be there.