The Japanese firm also cited strong sales of Nintendo 3DS handheld consoles and games such as "Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzles & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition". It said it sold 1.62 million copies of new shooting game Splatoon for the Wii U console.
Nintendo on Wednesday repeated its forecast for operating profit to roughly double to 50 billion yen in the year ending March, helped by its entry into smartphone games through a tie-up with online games maker DeNA Co Ltd.
The company said it still expects its first games for smart devices to be released by the end of the calendar year.