Social Data Suggest Big Release Of New Pokemon Game

According to the latest data from TickerTags, Nintendo Co., Ltd (ADR) NTDOY’s new Pokemon Go game could be a huge hit.

TickerTags monitors social media sites to identify trends by searching for words and phrases that appear together in social media content, such as tweets.

Nintendo recently began testing the beta version of the company’s first augmented reality game in the United States, and fan reception on social media has been encouraging. Players play the game with the assistance of the company’s new Pokemon Go Plus wearable device.

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The Pokemon Company is owned by Nintendo and private companies Game Freak and Creatures. Pokemon Go has received positive reviews following beta testing in Japan, Australia and New Zealand and earned an 8/10 rating from Nintendo-Insider.

So far in 2016, organic Twitter mentions of “Pokemon” are up 67 percent compared to last year, and mentions on message boards are up 58 percent year-over-year. In fact, in the month of May, organic mentions of “Pokemon” on Twitter were 177 percent higher than mentions of Microsoft Corporation MSFT’s “Minecraft” and 369 percent higher than mentions of Activision Blizzard, Inc. ATVI’s “Call of Duty.”

There is no official release date for Pokemon Go, but Nintendo investors will have high hopes when the game is finally released.

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