Spread betting sites and Investment portals (this site) are reporting that Nintendo stock has seen another lift in their share price, following the announcement that Super Mario will make an appearance in the Smartphone world this year. While Shinzo Abe seemed to beat them to the punch when he donned the iconic outfit at the closing ceremony of the Olympics in Rio, the announcement at the Apple press conference outshone the Apple iPhone buzz and rocketed their share up over 30% yet again, before ebbing back to an above-modest 3000JPY gain.
While many investors and consumers have been wondering what’s taken so long, seeing that it was February 2015 when they first announced that they would foray into the world of Apps and their stock price soared in cohesion with it, this Summer may prove to be the turning point for Nintendo where they finally step into the 21st century. With the new Apple Watch 2 set to provide another platform for users to embrace the Pokemon Go game and now the news that Super Mario Bros will be available on iOS and Android devices by the end of the year, Nintendo look set to continue their winning streak and seem to have barely scratched the surface.
So just why should spread betting brokers like City Index and trading sites start plugging the brand that seems to fall just as sharply every time it gets a boost? Well it’s simple really – Nintendo devotees and anyone who owned any Nintendo device will have spotted that several major game titles have yet to feature despite years of baying from the crowds to make them. Here’s just a short list of some that you might recall:
- Legend of Zelda (84.6million sales to date)
- Donkey Kong (56.4million sales to date)
- Super Smash Bros (38million sales to date)
- Kirby (35.78million sales to date)
This doesn’t even take into account the ability for Nintendo to come up with a fitness version of the ‘Wii Sports’ games for an App, that as a franchise, generated over 200million sales – something that would work really well with the updated Apple Watch 2 and its’ new GPS chip. With all those big names still available for the drawing board and a load more Mario and Pokemon ‘follow-up Apps’ undoubtedly to come, this could be the start of a huge surge for the Japanese tech firm.
So if you have bought into the prospect and want to know more about spread betting or just join in the rumour mill of what the Mario game will look like and help spec out the future designs of some of the potential Nintendo blockbusters to come, stay tuned for more great articles and our latest updates.