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Last Friday, Nintendo admitted that it now projects losses for the current fiscal year, due to poor Wii U console sales. Unsurprisingly, the company's shares have plunged since then.

Mike Rose, Blogger

January 20, 2014

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Last Friday, Nintendo admitted that it now projects losses for the current fiscal year, due to poor Wii U console sales. Unsurprisingly, the company's shares have plunged since then. As reported by the BBC, Nintendo's share price dropped by 18 percent as Monday trading drew to a close, falling as low as 11,935 yen ($114.65) on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. To put this into perspective, when Nintendo's share price fell to its lowest in six years back in 2011 as a result of the Nintendo 3DS price slash, that "lowest" was 12,290 yen ($158.57). The company's shares continued to fall at that point, although they've since been gradually clawing their way back up again, reaching 15,580 yen ($149.66) earlier this month. Of course, this latest news has now seen them come crashing down again. As a result of this latest fiscal warning, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata admitted that the Japanese company is considering how it could potentially embrace the mobile market.

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