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Nintendo Shares Climb As Tencent Gets Switch Game Approval In China

Shares of Nintendo Co., Ltd climbed 14 percent in Japan after China's Tencent Holdings received approval to begin selling Nintendo's Switch console in China with a test version of the "New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe" game.

According to a notice on the website of China's Guangdong provincial culture and tourism department, Tencent received approval for the test version of New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe for the handheld device.

In Japan, Nintendo closed Friday trading at 39,200 yen, up 4,850 yen or 14.12 percent.

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