Nintendo shares soar as Pokémon Go earns $7.5bn

Shares in the Japanese company Nintendo have soared this morning off the back of Pokémon Go.

So far today the value of shares in the gaming company have gone up by 16% that's an overall increase of 56% since trading closed last Friday.

The game has become a global phenomenon since its release less than a week ago.

It is not yet known when it will be released in Ireland.

The augmented reality smartphone app has already brought in US$7.5bn for Nintendo.

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