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Nintendo Co. is widely expected to be added to the Nikkei 225 Stock Average in the next review of the blue chip gauge, ending years of waiting for the Japanese maker of hit games, from Mario to Pokemon.

The stock has been excluded so far due to concerns over the potential impact on the average of Nintendo’s large share price, which is currently over ¥52,000 ($474). Changes announced by Nikkei Inc. in July that allow for the adjustment of high-priced stocks added to the price-weighted measure are seen as paving the way for Nintendo’s inclusion.

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