It's clear, from the substantial increase in Nintendo's share value since it confirmed its plans for the smart device market earlier this year, that investors have a lot of faith in the money making prospects to be found on iOS and Android. Phones and tablets equal big bucks when combined with a brand such as Nintendo - that's the logic that's been prevalent in past months.
The mobile space has been beneficial for the company once again, with investors reacting well to Nintendo's investment in Niantic - the developer of Pokémon Go - alongside The Pokémon Company and Google. The investment had the purposes of supporting development of Go and Niantic's existing business, with the move being welcomed by a 4% increase in Nintendo's share price. Its current value - at the time of writing - is 22,845 Yen, the highest since 14th September and representing a peak under Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima.
Tomoaki Kawasaki, an analyst at Iwai Cosmo Securities Co. in Tokyo, said the following to Bloomberg about this increase.
The shares are going up because of the announcement of the investment. It shows that Nintendo is making a strong effort to develop smartphone games.
In addition to Nintendo's involvement in Pokémon Go, of course, there will be multiple games released as per the partnership with DeNA, with the announcement of the first game from that arrangement due to come soon.
These are certainly positive trends for Nintendo, with plenty of change and excitement due in the next 12 months.