Nintendo announces new 3DS Pokémon game after posting financial loss

Wednesday, 07 May 2014 10:44 AM Written by 

Nintendo announced two upcoming Pokémon games for the 3DS. “Pokémon Omega Ruby” and “Pokémon Alpha Sapphire” will launch in November later this year.

Both titles are completely new games in the series. The Nintendo press release states, “[‘Omega Ruby’ and ‘Alpha Sapphire’] are a fresh take on the ‘Pokémon Ruby’ and ‘Pokémon Sapphire,’ which launched in 2003 and were fan-favorite hits on the Game Boy Advance system.

The announcement is coming on the heels of dismal financial news and a slashed forecast for the big N. Nintendo posted a net loss of 23.2 billion yen for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014. The Wii U sold 2.72 million units during that time, which falls well short of the company's projected 9 million. Total Wii U shipments have reached 6.17 million.

Even the 3DS missed its sales projections, but still reached an impressive 12.24 million units for the fiscal year. “Pokemon X” and “Y” remain the tops selling game for the handheld, which bodes well for the upcoming release of “Alpha Sapphire” and “Omega Ruby”

Check out the announcement trailer recently released by Nintendo.









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