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Nintendo plans US$1.2b share buyback

Company hit by poor sales of its Wii U console, with competition from smartphones, tablets, PS4 and Xbox One


NINTENDO will spend as much as US$1.2 billion buying back shares after shoppers during the Christmas season shunned its Wii U console and games featuring Mario and Zelda.

The world's largest maker of video-game machines will buy back as many as 10 million shares, or about 7.8...