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Nintendo have announced that they will spend as much as 125 billion yen (£739,250,000) to buy back company shares.

The reasons behind such acquisition are clarified as being “to improve capital efficiency as a flexible capital policy in accordance with changes in the business environment.”

Such cost will see them acquire 10 million of their own shares, amounting to 7.82 percent of those outstanding outstanding, with announcement coming some months after the death of ex-Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi who had retained an 11 percent stake in the company.

Whilst Nintendo haven’t respected his heirs, they shared their expectation that due to inheritance taxes they will sell these shares back to the company.

Alex Seedhouse

Alex Seedhouse

After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.