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    1. May 7, 2015

      Nintendo gears up for smartphone lift

      Nintendo has forecast a doubling of its annual operating profit this year, as it prepares to make its computer games...

    2. April 22, 2015

      Nikkei 225 passes 20,000 after 15-year wait

      Japan’s Nikkei 225 closed above 20,000 points on Wednesday for the first time since the days of the dotcom bubble, as...

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    1. Special Report: Investing in Japan 2013

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    1. April 6, 2015

      Japan tech: the sun rises again

      Olympus has fallen. So have Canon, Sharp and various other former giants. Japanese consumer electronics once dominated. As...

    2. March 29, 2015

      Activist hedge fund turns focus on Japan’s Kyocera and Canon

      The hedge fund that encouraged Japanese games console maker Nintendo into allowing its heroes on to smartphones is building...

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      March 18, 2015

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    4. March 17, 2015

      Nintendo’s shift into mobiles powers up shares

      Shares in Nintendo surged more than a fifth on Wednesday after the Japanese games console maker made its biggest move yet to...

    5. March 2, 2015

      Developers see the future of games on smaller mobile screens

      When King Digital Entertainment launched its eagerly awaited follow-up to the popular mobile game Candy Crush Saga, it...

    6. October 29, 2014

      ‘Mario Kart 8’ helps Nintendo swing to profit

      Nintendo booked a bigger-than-expected profit for the second quarter on the back of a weaker yen and brisk sales of new game...

    7. July 30, 2014

      Nintendo -- Is the game up?

      Weee! Or Wii, that is. The plunge in Nintendo’s profitability continues. Wednesday’s first quarter earnings announcement,...

    8. July 30, 2014

      Nintendo losses widen amid falling console sales

      Nintendo suffered a greater first-quarter loss than it anticipated as the Japanese video games group battled falling sales...

    9. July 23, 2014

      Sega vs Nintendo: a review of Console Wars by Blake J Harris

      Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo and the Battle that Defined a Generation by Blake J Harris HarperCollins/Atlantic;...

    10. July 13, 2014

      Owen Mahoney of Nexon: a US geek at the helm of a Japanese game developer

      If a tech geek could design a dream CV, it would probably look a lot like Owen Mahoney’s. He earned spare cash as a teenager...

    11. June 10, 2014

      Sony woos gamers with beefed up PS4

      Sony, the Japanese consumer electronics group, is beefing up its PlayStation 4 game player as it seeks to capitalise on an...

    12. June 9, 2014

      Sony outplays Nintendo in game console sales

      Sony has topped Nintendo in annual sales of video game consoles for the first time in eight years – a bittersweet victory as...

    13. May 7, 2014

      Five things to look for in Japanese results

      Japan’s earnings season picks up with Toyota, SoftBank, Nintendo and Toshiba all reporting full-year results this week. The...

    14. March 21, 2014

      Games makers dare to dream of a virtual reality future

      For the past 20 years, virtual reality has been just that: a technological dream that failed to break through into the real...

    15. March 7, 2014

      Microsoft brings out giant robots in battle for console dominance

      Microsoft is not just pulling out the big guns as it battles with Sony for dominance of the games console market. It is...

    16. January 30, 2014

      Nintendo trips up on lack of mobile strategy

      Shares in Nintendo shed another 4 per cent on Thursday after a strategy briefing from the Japanese video games group failed...

    17. January 29, 2014

      Nintendo: Four things to watch for at its strategy briefing

      Nintendo warns of Y25bn loss Nintendo’s president, Satoru Iwata, will be in Tokyo on Thursday to hold a strategy briefing...

    18. January 29, 2014

      Nintendo president’s pay halved as results disappoint

      Nintendo’s president Satoru Iwata’s pay will be cut in half from February to June this year as the Japanese company’s...

    19. January 26, 2014

      Nintendo: Wii need to talk about consoles

      Terrible earnings are great news for anyone trying to force a strategic overhaul. Nintendo’s profits warning this month was...

    20. FT Alphaville

      January 21, 2014

      Iteration versus disruption

      Matt Yglesias at Slate has been on a quixotic campaign to stop the total devaluation of disruption as a term. Thank Steve...

    21. FT Alphaville

      January 20, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Dan has a look at the unlikely prospect of a Berkshire Hathaway dividend. NEWS PSA...

    22. January 19, 2014

      Nintendo’s declining sales put change of game plan on cards

      Shares in Nintendo tumbled nearly a fifth Monday morning as investors responded to the Japanese company’s warning that it no...

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      January 17, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE For the “2010 China Credit / Credit Equals Gold #1 Collective Trust Product” bugs out...

    24. January 17, 2014

      Nintendo slashes earnings outlook to a loss on grim sales

      Nintendo warns of Y25bn loss Nintendo has slashed its full-year earnings forecast to a loss after a tough holiday season,...

    25. January 8, 2014

      Nintendo: consoling news

      Now that China will permit the sale of foreign game consoles, suppose Nintendo sells its Wii U at, say, $300 to, say, 2 per...

    26. FT Alphaville

      January 7, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Izzy has a look at the distribution of Bitcoin fortunes. Dan finds that some of the...

    27. January 7, 2014

      China ends ban on foreign game consoles

      Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony have finally gained the chance to enter China’s multibillion-dollar video game market, after...

    28. November 28, 2013

      Apple prepares for push into gaming market

      While the Xbox One console is delivering Apple-like revolutions to TV viewing, the iPhone maker could yet take on Microsoft,...

    29. November 13, 2013

      Sony confident of meeting PlayStation 4 sales target

      Andrew House, president of Sony Computer Entertainment, said he is confident that the Japanese electronics group will reach...

    30. October 31, 2013

      Nintendo: when bad news is good

      When targets look impossible, maintaining them is brave – or foolish. Nintendo’s bold targets for Wii U sales are misguided,...

    31. October 18, 2013

      Supercell finds success but questions remain over sustainability

      Video games rivals battle to maintain success For a sense of how fast the video games industry is changing, look no further...

    32. September 20, 2013

      Hiroshi Yamauchi, Nintendo president, 1927-2013

      The mobile video game revolution started with an absent chauffeur. It was the late 1970s and Hiroshi Yamauchi needed someone...

    33. September 19, 2013

      Former Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi dies aged 85

      Hiroshi Yamauchi, a former president of Japan’s Nintendo who turned the company from a small family business into a gaming...

    34. September 17, 2013

      Video games are this decade’s cutting-edge art form

      What do the books of Terry Pratchett, the film Iron Man 3 and the video game Grand Theft Auto V have in common? The answer...

    35. September 17, 2013

      Fans queue at midnight for ‘Grand Theft Auto V’

      One of the most expensive computer games ever made went on sale on Tuesday, greeted by five-star reviews and midnight queues...

    36. August 28, 2013

      Nintendo cuts prices in console wars

      Nintendo is preparing for new competition from Microsoft's Xbox One and Sony’s PlayStation 4 by cutting its console prices,...

    37. July 25, 2013

      Film reviews: Frances Ha, The Wolverine, Dial M for Murder, Blackfish, Viramundo and Days of Grace

      I’m not sure what Noah Baumbach’s Frances Ha is about, which is one reason I like it so much. (I offer only the...

    38. July 1, 2013

      Zynga brings in Xbox head to turn it round

      Zynga has replaced founder Mark Pincus as chief executive, bringing in Xbox head Don Mattrick to try to pull off a turnround...

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