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Nintendo stock seesaws in heavy trading as 'Pokemon Go' hits Japan

Two friends show off their new "Pokemon Go" apps at a Tokyo McDonald's, July 22. (Photo by Yumi Kotani)

TOKYO -- The Japanese release of the "Pokemon Go" smartphone game on Friday propelled Nintendo shares higher in morning trading, with the stock rising as much as 6.9% from the previous day's close, to 29,920 yen. By the end of the day, however, the stock was up just 0.8%, at 28,220 yen.

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