Nintendo has had a strong 2014 compared to the weak 2013, and all indications are showing that it’s about to get even better for the company. Coming off another successful month with NPD numbers showing over 1 million copies of Mario Kart 8 sold in the US alone, the announcement of a Pokemon Card Game coming to the iOS systems coupled with the recent strong sales of Nintendo products have caused Nintendo stocks to rise.

Nintendo’s stock rose an impressive 6.4%, and peaked at 6.9%. Nintendo attributes this to the recent Pokemon announcement, along with upcoming Wii U releases and the upcoming Amiibo platform. With a forecast of big games such as Hyrule Warriors, Pokemon Omega Red and Alpha Sapphire, and Bayonetta 2 hitting the market in the next couple of months, Nintendo may seem a very successful Holiday season financially and commercially with a strong lineup of impressive software for both the 3DS and Wii U.

Written by Shawn Long

Shawn Long

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