Nintendo becomes Japan's 2nd most valuable company

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07:59 25Sep2007 RTRS-Nintendo becomes Japan's 2nd most valuable company

TOKYO, Sept 25 (Reuters) - Nintendo Co Ltd <7974.OS> roared past Canon Inc <7751.T> to become Japan's second most valuable company behind Toyota Motor Corp <7203.T>, driven by its hot-selling Wii game console and DS handheld player.
Nintendo's Wii has so far outsold Sony's <6758.T> PlayStation 3 by a large margin since their launches late last year as Nintendo's strategy to expand the gaming population by offering easy-to-play but innovative games has proved a big success. Shares in Nintendo were up 2.6 percent at 58,900 yen in afternoon trade on Tuesday, bringing its market value to 8.34 trillion yen ($72.6 billion), surpassing Canon's market capitalisation of 8.20 trillion yen.
It, however, is still just one-third of Toyota's 24 trillion yen. Toyota is the world's most profitable and valuable automaker.
Nintendo shares have more than quadrupled over the past two years, initially boosted by strong demand for the DS, then by brisk sales of the Wii. ((Reporting by Kiyoshi Takenaka, editing by Mike Miller; Reuters Messaging: kiyoshi.takenaka.reuters.com@reuters.net; +81-3-3432-8837; kiyoshi.takenaka@reuters.com))
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Just saw it on my Reuters terminal. Wow.
 
Jan 13, 2007
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Crayon Shinchan said:
Talk about overvalued.

Fuckin' A, it's a game company.

... so what else are they going to diversify into?
Whelp, they're already turning the DS into a learning tool, and a tool used to tour museums.

God only knows how far they'll take it.
 

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Eteric Rice said:
Whelp, they're already turning the DS into a learning tool, and a tool used to tour museums.

God only knows how far they'll take it.
I think the coolest thing is how you can use it to order concessions from your seat at ballgames.
 

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Eteric Rice said:
Whelp, they're already turning the DS into a learning tool, and a tool used to tour museums.

God only knows how far they'll take it.
If they stick to the theme of attractive interactive applications... I hope they take this new found wealth and create two platforms for next gen. One to compete in the high end and the low end.

Fuck it buy out Sony, and make that the high end side.
 
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Wow, we saw this in July. Most of the higher up names must have taken a hit,

1. Toyota (¥27,300,000,000,000)
2. Mitsubishi (¥14,200,000,000,000)
3. Mizuho FG (¥9,800,000,000,000)
4. Canon (¥9,600,000,000,000)
5. Mitsui Sumitomo FG (¥8,700,000,000,000)
6. NTT (¥8,500,000,000,000)
7. Honda (¥8,350,000,000,000)
8. NTT DoCoMo (¥8,300,000,000,000)
9. Nintendo (¥7,500,000,000,000)
10. Takeda Pharma (¥7,200,000,000,000)
 
Jul 13, 2007
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Crayon Shinchan said:
Talk about overvalued.

Fuckin' A, it's a game company.

... so what else are they going to diversify into?
So far...education, interactive retail tool, museum guide, exercise, physical rehabilitation...

You know, for starters...

Eteric Rice said:
Still keeping the faith I see.
I think he's right. Nintendo is powerful, not invincible. Who knew last gen that Sony would stumble so hard?
 
Jan 13, 2007
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Davidion said:
So far...education, interactive retail tool, museum guide, exercise, physical rehabilitation...

You know, for starters...



I think he's right. Nintendo is powerful, not invincible. Who knew last gen that Sony would stumble so hard?
The goverment is probably using them to print their currency now, too. Don't forget that!
 
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Yeah, I hope they invest some of that money into making their next console substantially more powerful, preferably equal to the competition.

I want next-gen Zelda in next-gen graphics...

I don't see it happening though.
 
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:lol
at all the Wii haters who said noo way this will get big!
I told you guys after I first played wii at E3 2006 you wait and see wii will put the big N at place nr 1!

and now this Nintendo 2nd most valued company in japan! WOW


I agree we need a wii that can handle next gen graphics STAT!
make it happen !

Me>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>nostradamus
 
Nov 17, 2006
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mCACGj said:
Yeah, I hope they invest some of that money into making their next console substantially more powerful, preferably equal to the competition.

I want next-gen Zelda in next-gen graphics...

I don't see it happening though.
Yeah, I honestly can't see them switching out the plan that's making them metric shit-tons of cash for the old plan that threw them in third place.
 
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Crayon Shinchan said:
Talk about overvalued.

Fuckin' A, it's a game company.

... so what else are they going to diversify into?
They had that Animal Crossing movie. Speaking of movies, Pokemon has loads of movies, a long-running anime, toys, a card game, a figure game, plastic watches, and probably thousands of other types of paraphernalia, so you might say they've already diversified.

Now they just need to bring back Mario soda.
 
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Andy787 said:
Awesome!!! Nintendo is so valuable!!!
Well, it's actual news, and I know I found it interesting. It's perfectly viable to not care about industry financials, but I can't imagine why you'd bother clicking into a thread about financials if that's the case, let alone posting in the thread. Unless you're just here to fling poo at eteric rice, in which case, you have my full support.
 

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remember when japan was a world-class economic power and a center of technological innovation

now their second most valuable company is a producer of cut-rate hardware and software bearing some distant resemblance to video games

sad to see
 
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drohne said:
remember when japan was a world-class economic power and a center of technological innovation

now their second most valuable company is a producer of cut-rate hardware and software bearing some distant resemblance to video games

sad to see
I'm pretty sure they lost their motivation to keep trying when Russia got admitted to the G7 despite being an economic wasteland.
 
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JoshuaJSlone said:
I haven't played Accountant Training, but I wouldn't think their stock price would really affect their money intake unless they started selling off more of the company.
Oh-Ho!!
Retro sell out......Imminent!!!

Maybe this was the September Surprise. Vote for which studio Nintendo sells off??