Pokemon Go Plus? Gamers must wait

 
Related

Profitable Giants Like Amazon Pay $0 in Corporate Taxes. Some Voters Are Sick of It

Technology news
218 points

Ozone hole in northern hemisphere to recover completely by 2030

Technology news
206 points



Most recent

El INFOTEP realiza una investigación sobre el diagnóstico ambiental del Manantial de Cañaverales.

Alcibiades Nuñez
54 points

Diosito Santo, dame vida, dales vida

Enrique TF-Relatos
8 points

Pfizer quiere tener lista su píldora contra la covid a final de año

Enrique TF-Noticias
158 points

Advierten de que el pulsioxímetro es más útil que el termómetro para detectar la Covid-19 en adultos

Enrique TF-Noticias
14 points

Mi compañero de banco, (de sentarse), y su viejo amor

Enrique TF-Relatos
10 points

Herramientas que no pueden faltar en una PYME

Juan C
6 points

La historia de la trágica persecución y cruel muerte del león Cecil en 2015, símbolo de Zimbabue

Enrique TF-Noticias
10 points

Gamers colombianos GoddessAlfa y TomyCatt embajadores en STRIB

Avant Garde
12 points

Alarma: Los Glaciares se derriten a marchas forzadas. ¿Alguien escucha?

Enrique TF-Noticias
16 points

Margarita del Val: No está demostrado que las personas vacunadas contra covid no transmitan el virus

Enrique TF-Noticias
58 points
SHARE
TWEET
(Money)Nintendo's bad week just got worse.

Pokemon Go Plus? Gamers must wait

The Japanese video game developer said Wednesday it's delaying the release of Pokemon Go Plus, an accessory for the wildly popular smartphone game. It also posted a net loss of $233 million for the latest quarter.

On Monday, the company's shares plunged after it said that Pokemon Go will have only a "limited" effect on its bottom line.
Nintendo's share price had more than doubled following the release of the hit augmented reality game earlier this month, adding $23 billion to the company's market value. But the stock is now down around 30% from its high last week.

Pokemon Go was actually developed and distributed by a company called Niantic. Both Nintendo (NTDOF) and The Pokemon Company, one of its subsidiaries, have invested in the privately-held Niantic -- but so have other firms including Google.

The Pokemon Go Plus, a separate device that enhances the gaming experience, is another way for Nintendo could profit from the game's runaway success. But it said Wednesday the release has been pushed back from the end of this month to September.
It didn't give a reason for the delay.

The rest of the company's business isn't doing particularly well, according to its earnings statement Wednesday. Sales for the quarter ended June 30 -- before Pokemon Go's release -- slumped 31% on a year earlier, with a particularly steep decline in hardware and software for its

Wii U console.
Nintendo said it was also hurt by Japan's strengthening currency, which helped push it into the red for the quarter. It went from profit of 8.3 billion yen ($79 million) a year earlier to a loss of 24.5 billion yen ($233 million).
Despite the rough quarter, the company is still sticking to its forecast for profit of 35 billion yen ($332 million) for the year ending March 31, 2017.

Fuente: money.cnn.com
SHARE
TWEET
To comment you must log in with your account or sign up!
Featured content