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July 27, 2016

Japanese videogame maker Nintendo, owned by the sixth generation of the Yamauchi family, has reported its worst first quarter loss in five years as it struggles with weak demand and a strong yen.

Japanese videogame maker Nintendo, owned by the sixth generation of the Yamauchi family, has reported its worst first quarter loss in five years as it struggles with weak demand and a stronger yen.

Despite the success of its smartphone game Pokémon Go, which is reportedly making about $1.6 million per day, Nintendo saw revenues fall by 31% to ¥62 billion ($586 million) in the three months to the end of June.

July 11, 2016

Share prices at Japanese video game maker Nintendo, owned by the sixth generation of the Yamauchi family, have surged 36% since the release of a Pokémon-themed smartphone game last week.

Share prices at Japanese video game maker Nintendo, owned by the sixth generation of the Yamauchi family, have surged 36% since the release of a Pokémon-themed smartphone game last week.

The unexpected success of Pokémon GO, Nintendo’s second smartphone title, in which users hunt virtual ‘pocket monsters’ in real-world locations, has added nearly $7.5 billion worth of market value to the Kyoto-based firm.

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