Nintendo Shares Up 6% This Week

After Nintendo Switch launched in mainland China today, Nintendo Co., Ltd. (7974.T) shares have soared by almost 6% (5.88%) already this week in Japan and are again at an almost 19 month high of 46,370.00 JPY.

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Nintendo Switch Sells 830k During Thanksgiving Week

Nintendo have announced that the Nintendo Switch family of systems sold more than 830,000 units in the United States over Thanksgiving week. Total Switch numbers in the Americas are 17.5 million units. Pokémon Sword / Shield games have already sold more than 3 million in the Americas. Other notable numbers include Mario Kart 8 Deluxe at 8.5 million, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at 8 million, Super Mario Odyssey, at 6.5 million, and New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe at 1.5 million. Thanks to Daniel Ahmad.

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Nintendo Stock at 19 Month High

After an incredible launch of the Pokémon Sword & Shield games, a subsequent spike in Nintendo Switch sales, expected excellent Black Friday in the U.S., and news for the mainland Chinese market promised for 04 December; Nintendo Co., Ltd. (7974.T) stock has increased by almost 5% (4.76) already this week in Japan to close trading by the end of Tuesday at 44,390.00 JPY. This is the highest level since May 2018, almost 19 months.

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Nintendo Switch Sells 10m

Famitsu have reported that Nintendo Switch has surpassed 10 million units sold through to customers after selling 180,136 units in the week ending 17 November bringing the total to 10,065,797 units since the system launched on 03 March 2017. This comes with the news of Pokémon Sword / Shield selling 1,364,544 units in three days. Sales graph added below…

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Nintendo Switch Sells 10m in Japan!

Nintendo have announced that the Nintendo Switch family of systems has surpassed 10 million units in Japan as of 03 November 2019, taking exactly 32 months to achieve this milestone. The numbers include the original Nintendo Switch, the Nintendo Switch with improved battery life, and Nintendo Switch Lite.

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Nintendo Six Months Earnings Release

In relevant news from Nintendo’s Six Months Earnings Release for the six month period ending 30 September 2019: Net sales were ¥443.96 billion ($4.10 billion), up 14.2%. Operating profit was ¥94.22 billion ($870 million), up 53.4%. Ordinary profit was ¥85.17 billion ($786 million), down 7.4%. No revision has been made to the 2020 fiscal year forecasts. Summary added below…

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AlphaDream Enter Bankruptcy

Mario & Luigi developers AlphaDream Corporation, Ltd. have entered bankruptcy proceedings with the Tokyo District Court from 01 October 2019. The company founded in 1991 and became a videogame developer from 2000 as Alpha Star and later AlphaDream. Company turnover was as high as ¥300m ($2.78m) in March 2014 but the company’s debts were as much as ¥465m ($4.3m) by March 2018. AlphaDream’s most recent two releases were Kedama no Gonjiro: Fit & Run for smartphones and Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey for Nintendo 3DS. Thanks to Naruki. Source: Yahoo. Edit: the website now has a database connection error when trying to connect.

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Mario Kart Tour Breaks Day One Records!

Apptopia report that day one downloads for Mario Kart Tour are 10.1 million globally, breaking the previous record of 6.7 million held by Pokémon GO. The previous highest for a Nintendo published title was Super Mario Run with 4.7 million, although that was only available for iOS at launch. Thanks to Dr. Serkan Toto.

Edit: Sensor Tower report that the first 24 hours surpassed 20 million with global spending topping $1 million.

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