I did see that on ZITE an ipad magazine that it had an article about Q1 profits for Nikon being either 5% or 5 million lower than what they had hoped for. It didn't have a break down per model but something isn't selling how they had hoped.
Nikon sales are meeting their predictions. The lose comes from the value of the US Dollar and Euro going down vs the Japanese Yen.
Then how is Canon doing so well (financially), as both companies are based in Japan?
Nikon Q1 financial results: net profit fell by almost 50%
A 50% loss is huge, and I believe cannot be attributed to currency exchange rates alone.
Please go back and re-read the Nikon Rumors post.
Sales increased 5.6% to 259.43 billion yen
Nikon had a Sales Increase of 5.6%!!!