Nintendo profit per employee in 2008: $1.6 million

Financial Times has a pretty incredible story on their site, where they say they’re estimating Nintendo is going to be make a profit of $1.6 million per employee.

This makes for an interesting data point in the PS3 vs 360 vs Wii discussion. Sony is saying they’re making a loss of $1.16 billion on PS3 hardware this year and I doubt MS is making a ton on their sales either. So while Wii is certainly the least capable of the boxes (as Bruce is quite happy to point out for some reason), it’s the machine that’s making the profit.

I’m extremely interested in seeing what Nintendo does next. I think whatever they do, it’ll either be a spectacular success, or spectacular failure. Probably depends a lot on what the aging designer thinks they should do next.

(Via Daring Fireball).

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