Nintendo’s better-than-expected results, released Thursday, suggest the COVID-19-era growth in gaming that turned Animal Crossing into the world’s online town hall has legs.
Sony’s shares have surged since a trough in March 2020, propelled by the increase in gaming and mobile activity.
The Japanese chipmaker restarted partial production at the plant over the weekend, two days ahead of its original schedule.
The decision came as factions within the firm mounted resistance to a preliminary buyout offer from CVC Capital Partners — where outgoing chief Nobuaki Kurumatani previously worked.
The trouble for the chip industry — and increasingly companies beyond tech, like automakers — is that there aren’t enough display drivers to go around.
Kioxia could be valued at ¥3.32 trillion in the current market, said Hideki Yasuda, an analyst at Ace Research Institute.
The new version will support Deep Learning Super Sampling, a novel rendering technology that uses AI to deliver higher-fidelity graphics more efficiently.
They will start by releasing a Pikmin app in 2021, based on the puzzle-solving series created by Nintendo’s creative fellow Shigeru Miyamoto in 2001.
A series of marquee game releases is expected to drive software sales next fiscal year to 250 million units.
To the growing list of things that make gaming startup Coly Inc. unusual, it can add one of the best market debuts in recent Japanese history.