Nintendo’s Share Price Surpasses Pokémon Go Peak; Highest in Five Years
Nintendo's share price continues to rise, surpassing the Pokémon Go peak a year ago, but still nowhere near the Wii glory days.
Recently, Nintendo’s share price rose to ¥31,880, a number that surpasses last year’s July 20th peak of ¥31,770 caused by Pokémon Go, making it the highest Nintendo has peaked in more than five years.
As you may know, Nintendo has been — perhaps sometimes rather quietly — killing it lately. The Switch has been notably hard to get your hands on — and not because of extreme underproduction issues that has stereotyped Nintendo in the past — but because, the thing is selling quite quickly every time it hits shelves with a new batch.
Notably, the console was the best-selling piece of hardware in the US for the month of April, as well as in March, its debut month. Additionally, alongside The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which has already easily cleared 1.5 million copies, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Edition has been selling like hotcakes, topping every other game at retail for the month of April in the US despite only being on the market for a few days.
Below, you can check out its share price over the last 17 years (roughly), and below that you can view the share price’s movement within the last year, as well how it currently compares to that crazy Pokémon Go‘s peak (as spotted by NeoGAF).
As you can see, while share prices are looking healthy and trending upwards, it’s still nothing compared to the spike that came as the result of the Wii and it’s astronomical rise.