Nintendo has posted worringly large losses from its second financial quarter.
The gaming giant saw an operating loss of 19.6 billion yen ($258m / £161m) from July to September, Reuters reports.
During the same period in 2010, the company made a profit of 30.9 billion yen ($407m / £254m).
Whilst losses were expected, the results are still worse than imagined, and has meant that the expected profit forecast for the 2011-2012 financial year has shrunk from 35 billion yen to 1 billion yen.
While part of the reason is attributed to poor sales of the new 3DS console, hardware predictions remain the same at 16 million units for the financial year.
A price cut to their new model resulted in a 12% drop in Nintendo's stock earlier this year.
The company will be hoping that the release of the Wii U console in 2012 will arrest the slide.
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