Pokemon GO Sets Century Stock Record

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  1. Prans

    Prans Geek, gamer, human

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    Apr 22, 2012
    There itself.
    The wildly popular mobile phenomenon Pokemon GO has set a new record for Nintendo, and it's a game it (technically speaking) didn't even make!

    According to Bloomberg, Nintendo traded 476 billion yen ($4.5 billion) worth of shares on Friday, the biggest daily turnover for any company in the Topix index this century, effectively making history in the Tokyo stock market. The video game company giant surged 71 percent last week after the game became an instant hit, its largest weekly gain ever.

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    It seems like the hype for the game is reaping its fruits and it still has to get an official international release!

  2. _v3

    _v3 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Oct 12, 2013
    Immagine what this game'll do when all the promised features get implemented.
    Yep, the apocalypse is coming quicker than we anticipated.
  3. smileyhead

    smileyhead Press Start whenever!

    Aug 31, 2015
    Poképocalypse* ;)
  4. zoogie

    zoogie playing around in the dsiware

    Nov 30, 2014
    Micronesia, Federated States of
    I think Sun/Moon will be the last Pokemon games on a Nintendo system.
  5. MsMidnight

    MsMidnight part time fe modder

    Oct 12, 2015
    Nah. As long as damned Ash Ketchum still is on a journey, its not stopping yet
  6. Youkai

    Youkai Demon

    Jul 1, 2004
    Germany , NRW
    lol pkmn go is so insanely over-hyped even though this game is actually very bad ...
  7. Hayleia

    Hayleia GBAtemp Maniac

    Feb 26, 2015
    I agree it's over hyped (I mean, tons of people play it in France even though it's not even out yet -.-) and that it kind of lacks features (a Pokémon game where we can't fight each other nor trade? Sounds like someone failed to read the specs before developing).

    But I still think that's a better thing than Candy Crush, which is just yet another game, that could run on a calculator and asks for your money for some reason (kind of like Pokémon Picross on the 3DS, except that that one didn't make as much money as Candy Crush so that's why I speak about that instead). Pokémon Go is completely different, it's like (or "will be like", once they add features that are currently lacking) a Pokémon game but in real life, where you have Pokémons, not your trainer in your console but you. And you can go hunt Pokémons with friends instead of all being in the same room doing different stuff (which would be the case if playing the "real" Pokémon games).

    So yeah, I think it does lack features and is over hyped for what it currently is, but it clearly doesn't lack potential.
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  8. jimmyleen

    jimmyleen GBAtemp Maniac

    Feb 28, 2016
    Its called *the game was just released*. You want the game to be better? Than go work for Niantic.

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    Its called *the game was just released*. You want the game to be better? Than go work for Niantic.
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  9. dimmidice

    dimmidice GBAtemp Addict

    Sep 12, 2009
    what do you mean? you realize the games came before the anime right?
  10. MsMidnight

    MsMidnight part time fe modder

    Oct 12, 2015
    Yes but if Ash doesn't show any time of stopping it won't stop. The Pokemon games "go" with the games so children can feel as if they are a part of Ash's journey without being there. Plus the anime/movies shows signs of new Pokemon games (Zoroark in the sinnoh movie or Lucario in the aura one and the zygarde forms)
  11. jimmyleen

    jimmyleen GBAtemp Maniac

    Feb 28, 2016
    But the pokemon in the movies are already in the games. In other words all they do is make movies about pokemon that are already in the games.
  12. nolimits59

    nolimits59 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Apr 25, 2008
    And thats the main reason the movies works; people whant to see animated version of thezir favorites pokemons, even more when they're legendaries.
  13. DinohScene

    DinohScene Feed Dino to the Sharks

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    В небо
    Don't play it nor am I going to.

    Gratz Nintendo on saving your sorry bum with this tho.
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  14. BORTZ

    BORTZ Tired of being the good guy

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    This makes me sad for a few odd reasons. The first being that the app sucks. Badly. Its poorly designed and a resource hog. The second is that it's not even a game. All of the gameplay consists of swiping up to throw a ball. That's it. With results like this, Nintendo isnt going to want to make another Mario Galaxy or something that takes work or is actually fun. They are going to license out their properties into shitty ass phone apps like this one.
  15. jimmyleen

    jimmyleen GBAtemp Maniac

    Feb 28, 2016
    I think they should make a full movie based off of the new 3ds games, but release the game and the movie at the same time.

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    Things that can be done to the the game over time are:

    • Character customization(s)
    • Adding a story
    • trading
    • Fixing the problem of the app having the players do stupid things (trespassing on private property)
    • App crashes, server loading times, and any bugs that need to be fixed
  16. WiiUBricker

    WiiUBricker Insert Custom Title

    Sep 19, 2009
    And yet Nintendo earns much less money off Pokemon Go than Apple and Google, thanks to the 30 percent cut each of these two companies take from Inn-App-Purchases. Nintendo just takes 10 percent.
  17. dragon12

    dragon12 Advanced Member

    Apr 7, 2012
    The success of Pokémon GO is good for Nintendo and all but I will only be happy when I see the profit of Pokémon GO be spent to make actual good games (preferable in a dedicated game device). Otherwise, I fear that Nintendo takes a liking to all that mobile crap. :unsure:
    Last edited by dragon12, Jul 19, 2016
  18. 0nethe

    0nethe GBAtemp Regular

    Jul 30, 2013
    And it is not available everywhere yet, not even in Japan (Lot of Pokefan there are angry cuz everybody is getting it but them, lol).
  19. SketchyPixel

    SketchyPixel Ignore what I say

    Jul 4, 2016
    Korea, North
    Idk, a Black Hole maybe?
    Still think it's spyware. xD
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  20. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

    Nov 17, 2008
    all that from micro$ :glare:
  21. Silverthorn

    Silverthorn Spiky!

    Mar 27, 2012
    I share the same feeling. Added with the fact that Nintendo has been doing stupid shit for a while now, but somehow every time they get this random lucky hit that allows them to keep on wasting away a lot of their time and IPs.
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