Nintendo shares rise 6% as ‘Splatoon 3’ debuts in Japan: The stock of the company, which is traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol 7974.T, rose by 5% on Tuesday when Nintendo revealed record domestic launch sales for its shooter “Splatoon 3” on the Switch device.
The most recent “Splatoon” game, in which players battle for control of inky territory, sold more than 3.45 million copies in the first three days after its September 9 release.
Nintendo shares rise 6% as ‘Splatoon 3’ debuts in Japan
That is more than the 28.8 million copies of “Super Smash Bros. ” and the 39.4 million copies of “Animal Crossing: New Horizons.” Ultimate” that were offered for purchase at launch.
This promising start demonstrates not only how popular Nintendo and the Switch have remained after six years on the market, but also how consistently successful the company’s new releases are with consumers.
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Investors are attempting to determine the extent to which the business is slowing down as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak-induced boom in stay-at-home consumers that boosted sales of the island life simulation “Animal Crossing.”
Nintendo has finally decided to release the eagerly awaited “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” sequel in 2019 after much anticipation.
The Kyoto company will add two new Pokemon games to its already full release schedule in November, just before the busy holiday shopping season.