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Nintendo's profits soar, lifted by popularity of new wand-wielding Wii game

Nintendo's profits soar, lifted by popularity of new wand-wielding Wii game

Booming year-end sales of the wand-wielding Wii game console sent profit at Nintendo soaring 43 percent for the nine months ended December, the Japanese manufacturer of Pokemon and Super Mario games said Thursday.
Nintendo Co., which also makes GameBoy Advance and Nintendo DS handheld machines, recorded group net profit of 131.9 billion yen (US$1.1 billion; euro850 million) in the first nine months of the fiscal year, up dramatically from 92.2 billion yen the same period a year earlier.