Friday, Sep. 2, 2016

How much did Nintendo pay to land that dream marketing opportunity at the Rio Olympics closing ceremony, where Japan’s prime minister popped out dressed as the red-hatted plumber Super Mario?

Zero.

The Japanese video game maker behind “Pokemon” and “Zelda” got the coveted stage...

Wednesday, Jul. 27, 2016

Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co. sagged into a loss of 24.53 billion yen ($232 million) for the fiscal first quarter through June, despite the global success of the "Pokemon Go" augmented reality game.

The result Wednesday was worse than the 673 million yen ($6.4 million) profit...

Monday, Jul. 13, 2015

Satoru Iwata, who led Japanese video game company Nintendo Co. through years of growth with its Pokemon and Super Mario franchises, died on the weekend of a bile duct tumor, the company said Monday. He was 55.

There was an outpouring of sorrow on...

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