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Nintendo rises from ashes on Switch sales

If the global, albeit temporary, success of Pokémon Go is anything to go by, then things are about to get a lot better for Nintendo – as the Japanese firm teased that a Pokémon game will be landing on the Nintendo Switch this year. Emerging from its most profitable quarter for eight years, posting operating profit up 261% to $1.1 billion for the last quarter, Nintendo is a company on cloud nine right now after years of mounting concerns that its glory days were long behind it. A games console market increasingly dominated by Xbox and PlayStation, as well a surge in mobile gaming, drove Nintendo to diversify its product range yet again with the somewhat risky Switch – bridging…

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