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Pokemania drives surge in trading of Nintendo

"Pokemon Go" on a mobile device.

TOKYO/HONG KONG -- A whopping 430.3 billion yen ($4.08 billion) in Nintendo shares changed hands in Tokyo on Thursday as investors rushed to get in on the "Pokemon Go" phenomenon.

The daily trading value was the highest for any stock since the 445.6 billion yen marked in May 2013 by the utility now known as Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings.

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