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Nintendo's future is far from sure, despite coronavirus boost

Google and Amazon's cloud-based gaming platforms pose a threat

| Japan
Nintendo Switch game console: a careful investor needs to ponder the darker possibility. (Photo by Wataru Ito) 

Stephen Givens is a corporate lawyer based in Tokyo.

Since COVID-19 hit the market in mid-March, Nintendo stock is up 40% to near its 10-year high, against a 13% increase in Japan's benchmark Nikkei Stock Average.

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