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Wii Fit helps boost Toys R Us results

But hardware sales of DS, Wii and PS3 down in 2008

Nintendo's Wii Fit has helped boost profits for Toys R Us during the company's second quarter.

The retailer recorded a USD 13 million profit for the three months ended August 2, up from a loss of USD 42 million for the same period last year. Revenues for the period were up 6.3 per cent to USD 2.7 billion.

"The entertainment category was primarily affected by the successful launch of Nintendo Wii Fit, which drove strong demand for videogame software and related accessories," stated the retailer.

However, the company noted that sales of hardware were down on the the year previous, due to particular strong sales of DS, Wii and PlayStation 3 units in 2007.

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