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Nintendo hits the right buttons for gamers in coronavirus crisis

Investors also benefiting after renewed surge in demand for Switch console

Nintendo's Switch is in short supply worldwide due to growing demand amid the pandemic. (Photo by Wataru Ito)

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.

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