Nintendo shares surge as games come to iPhone and Apple Watch

Shares of Nintendo Co. soared on Japan’s Nikkei stock exchange Thursday morning, after Apple Inc. said the company is adding the Japanese company’s popular Super Mario Run game to its app store, and putting Pokémon Go on the Apple Watch.

Nintendo 7974, +13.20% was up 16% in early trading in Japan; the Nikkei as a whole was down 0.2%.

On Wednesday, U.S.-listed shares of Nintendo surged as well, with Nintendo’s American depositary receipts NTDOY, +28.79% closing up about 29% in strong volume. About 6 million ADRs had changed hands by 3 p.m., compared with the average daily volume of 2.2 million.

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