Nintendo has purchased 612,200 shares in Japanese firm Dwango Co. which owns the video content platform Nico Nico Douga – or Japan’s answer to Twitch if you will.
Nintendo spokesman Yasuhiro Minagawa said the firm acquired the shares as Dwango’s chairman, Nobuo Kawakami, asked them to for “personal funding needs”.
Stock in the game-maker rose by 5.2% to 13,070 yen after the announcement and Dwango shares increased by 21%.
Dwango is a telecommunications company which provides content through smartphones, but Minagawa said Nintendo doesn’t plan to use the service to deliver games.
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