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Nintendo envisions billion-dollar business in mobile games

Incoming chief on the hunt for next 'Pokemon Go' to complement Switch

Nintendo is looking to replicate the success of hit smartphone game "Pokemon Go." (Photo by Ken Kobayashi)

OSAKA -- Nintendo is applying lessons from "Pokemon Go" to build up smartphone game operations into a 100 billion yen ($910 million) business, its incoming president told Nikkei.

"From what I can see, smartphone games are the ones I want to expand the most," said Shuntaro Furukawa, who will take the helm in June.

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