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Splatoon, Animal Crossing were Nintendo's biggest hits over the past 12 months

Second straight year in the black, though profit declined almost 40 percent

Seven new titles sold more than one million copies for Nintendo over its last fiscal year, the company reported today, with Splatoon and Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer leading the way on Wii U and 3DS, respectively.

On Wii U, Splatoon sold 4.27 million copies since its launch in May 2015. Super Mario Maker, which launched in September, sold 3.52 million, and Yoshi's Woolly World sold 1.37 million after its summer release.

On Nintendo 3DS, Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer moved 3.04 million copies following its summer/early fall release. Fire Emblem Fates has sold 1.84 million copies since its June launch. Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon, which launched in September and November, sold 1.22 million copies, followed by The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes at 1.14 million after an October release.

Seven older games sold more than a million copies in Nintendo's fiscal year, led by Mario Kart 8 on Wii U with 2.39 million copies.

In hardware, the Wii U sold 3.2 million units and the combined 3DS line sold 6.79 million units. The Wii U has sold 12.8 million units worldwide since its 2013 launch, but Nintendo is estimating only 800,000 will be sold over the next fiscal year. The company today announced it would launch its next console, codenamed NX, in March 2017.

Overall, sales were down about $400 million from the previous fiscal year and while the firm still showed a profit, it was down sharply, to $148.3 million from $375.7 million in 2015. That is a 39.4 percent drop. Though this is the fifth consecutive fiscal year of declining sales for Nintendo it is the second consecutive profitable fiscal year for the company, and third of the past five.

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