0100 GMT [Dow Jones] Shares of game maker Nintendo (7974.TO) are up 8.6% to 16,220 yen amid hopes for improvement in mobile device games, says Tomoichiro Kubota, senior market analyst at Matsui Securities. He says Nintendo’s Pokemon Go is becoming popular in the U.S. “Nintendo has been lagged in the competition for smartphone games. The game’s popularity in that space is encouraging,” he says. (kosaku.narioka[a]wsj.com)
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