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[Verge] Nintendo shares plummet after investors realize it doesn't actually make Pokémon Go

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Nintendo shares have skyrocketed since Pokémon Go's release and instant transformation into global cultural phenomenon, but they fell dramatically today after investors realized that Nintendo doesn't actually make the game. Nintendo put out a statement after the close of trading on Friday pointing out that the bottom-line impact will be "limited" as it only owns 32 percent of The Pokémon Company, and that revenue from the game and its Pokémon Go Plus smartwatch peripheral have been accounted for in the company's current forecasts.

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TL;DR, Investors got bit by the P: Go craze as well and didn't do their research properly lol.
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This isn't much different from social networks with a market value of billions. Billions worth of what?
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Wouldn't Nintendo own the rights to Pokemon though? Surely they'd be making a bit off royalties or something
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This isn't much different from social networks with a market value of billions. Billions worth of what?

Google and Facebook are advertising companies, their evaluations are based on Ad revenue.
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Wouldn't Nintendo own the rights to Pokemon though? Surely they'd be making a bit off royalties or something

Nintendo doesn't own the rights to Pokemon, The Pokemon Company does.
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HA! Gold tongue.gif

I was confused when the shares went up! goes to show some investors really don't have a clue
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Just some clarity:

Nintendo has a 32% stake in The Pokemon Company. The issue here is that Niantic, a spin-off of Alphabet which Nintendo has invested into heavily, is the developer and publisher of Pokemon Go. Both Nintendo and The Pokemon Company have a stake in Niantic. Nintendo stock had gone up 120% since the release of Pokemon Go. This adjustment in price still has the stock 62% higher than its July 5 price.
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Google and Facebook are advertising companies, their evaluations are based on Ad revenue.
Nintendo doesn't own the rights to Pokemon, The Pokemon Company does.

From the article you linked:
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Nintendo Australia does all licensing and marketing of Pokémon products in Australia and New Zealand, as The Pokémon Company does not have an Australian branch

That explains why I thought Nintendo owned Pokemon...
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HA! Gold tongue.gif

I was confused when the shares went up! goes to show some investors really don't have a clue

Speculators don't need a clue, their only job is to loot regardless of the effect it has.

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Since Niantic income from the game is going to google, nintendo and pokemon company, and from pokemon company it goes to nintendo, game freak and creaturs as major holders, and from game freak and creatures it goes also to nintendo as having partial holdings in both, nintendo are set to make a lot of money out of the game. Not everything, but a large enough sum.

With plans for more games to the nintendo handsets to push the franchise and wearable gear to accommodate the game, nintendo are going to capitalise on the success regardless.
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