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Nintendo stock prices jump 3.7% after positive reaction to Super Mario Run marketing

Heading back towards post-Pokemon GO hype levels

Nintendo stock prices jump 3.7% after positive reaction to Super Mario Run marketing

Nintendo share prices have risen 3.7% following a major marketing push for its upcoming Super Mario Run.

This is the highest Nintendo stock has been valued since July 19th 2016, but is around 8% short of where it was immediately following the launch of Pokemon GO, however.

That said, share prices dropped rapidly when investors realised Nintendo would see very little of the profit from Pokemon GO.

Holding all the cards

Since Super Mario Run is developed by Nintendo itself, in partnership with DeNA, its stock price shouldn't drop as suddenly if the game is a success.

The game is expected to launch on December 15th on iOS and sometime in 2017 for Android. It will be free-to-start, with a $9.99 IAP that unlocks the full game.

Reaction to the price point has been mixed. Some analysts have claimed it will prevent the game from hitting Pokemon GO-like success, while mobile developers think it could kick-start premium games again.

[Source: Bloomberg]


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Ric is the Editor of PocketGamer.biz, having started out as a Staff Writer on the site back in 2015. He received an honourable mention in both the MCV and Develop 30 Under 30 lists in 2016 and refuses to let anyone forget about it.

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