Apparently, Nintendo's earnings were 18.97 billion yen for the six months leading up to September.
How much did they sell Rare for, again, you ask? 19 billion yen.
My new theory is that Nintendo sold Rare so they wouldn't be unprofitable next time investors needed a report.
And in OTHER news-- Sega's parent company is considering selling it's part of Sega... but to whom? Microsoft, maybe? Or back to Sega, in which Microsoft just absorbs the whole shebang? Or am I just a lunatic, making too much out of a hunch?