Nintendo hits the right buttons for gamers in coronavirus crisis

TOKYO — Investors in Nintendo have picked up on the signal that gamers are sending to the Japanese entertainment group: Its Switch console is hot.

Shares in Nintendo have climbed 40% over the past month, despite coronavirus woes affecting global businesses and investor sentiment, thanks to growing demand for the Switch console as more people self-isolate amid the pandemic.

“I couldn’t wait any longer,” one Hong Kong banker told the Nikkei Asian Review, recounting how she had paid an unusually high price at an online flea market for a console after finding them sold out in retail stores. Needing “something

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