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Pokemon-mania justifies Nintendo's mobile shift

Investors have big expectations that app will open new chapter in firm's future growth
Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 05:50
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Pokemon Go hasn't even been released in Japan yet, but Nintendo's shares have surged in response to the app's sizzling debut.

Tokyo

WITH Pokemon-mania sweeping the planet, Nintendo's nascent shift into mobile gaming has proved a massive hit, vindicating the Japanese videogame giant's decision to unshackle itself from a long-standing consoles-only policy.

Since its release last week, smartphone game