Pokemon Go launch delayed in Japan, Nintendo stock drops 13 percent

Pokemon Go launch delayed in Japan, Nintendo stock drops 13 percent
Nintendo's stock on Wednesday tumbled down 13 percent, after Pokemon Go's launch in Japan was delayed due to concerns of possible servers overload. Leaked internal communication from McDonalds Japan – the game's first sponsor – yesterday revealed that Pokemon Go was slated for a Wednesday launch in Nintendo's homeland, but the plans were scrapped due to fears that the huge hype surrounding the game could lead to massive servers overload.

Despite the small hiccup in Nintendo's recent exorbitant market gains, its market cap has nearly doubled since Pokemon Go's launch on July 6. The game is still on track to break the $4 billion per year wall, provided that it keeps its current momentum in the coming months, which would be a first for the mobile gaming industry.

Pokemon Go has been a roller coaster of success for both Nintendo, McDonalds and other companies. It's curious to see how much a delayed launch in Japan effects Nintendo's market cap, when the video game juggernaut doesn't even technically own the game.

via: Reuters

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9 Comments

1. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Pokemon Go........AWAY!

2. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

Pokémon Go..home!!! At least!! Anybody seen Pikachu!!!

3. janis

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

i saw 35 y/o man walking around the parking lot today while i was eating in my breakfast, this is just so stupid, people need to start using brain,

4. Nick040489

Posts: 29; Member since: Apr 01, 2010

Isn't walking good for you? That's pretty much what this game promotes. Did you say the same thing about Ingress? Granted some people do need to act like they have some sense and pay attention to their surroundings and not use the app while they're driving but overall the app is a pretty good thing to get them out there.

8. janis

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

yeah, i was cycling today in park, i would say 80% of people walking like zombies not even watching where they going, just looking at phone, is that something good? walking sure its good, but not like this. this is going to be banned shortly after some accidents.

5. Valdomero

Posts: 653; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

When people talk about Pokémon Go they say: people should have a brain, live a live, loser and such... BUT! when people talk about Game of Thrones they say: Oh it's the best show in history, you need to watch the entire series to understand the plot, you need to watch the youtube aftershows to know what the hell they smoked to create that storyline... Really!? I don't watch Game of Thrones but I don't bash or bully the people who do, please stop being an a..hole and let people live their damned lives!

9. janis

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

i dont care if people are brain dead, but if they are on streets like zombies sorry man, i cant accept that, especially if i drive a car or bike.

10. ebilcake

Posts: 1219; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

I play this while walking back and forth to work, also during lunch sometimes. I can assure you I'm not walking the streets like a zombie. :-)

13. Valdomero

Posts: 653; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

I do the same as ebilcake, I just play when I go to the grocery store or going to the bus stop, all the time paying attention to my surroundings and not having the phone exposed, when it vibrates is when I take it out to catch a damn zubat lol

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