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Negative reviews and short session times are persisting with the game, which had high expectations after years of low performance of their Wii U console and renewed hype among the recently announced Nintendo Switch. The game is still only available for iOS, with seemingly no release date for Android in the near future.
Nintendo fans still have Pokémon Go if they tire of SMR, which interestingly enough raised Nintendo's share prices when it came out, only to have them drop later after the company clarified it didn't actually own Niantic Inc., the makers of the game.
Competitors Sony (SNE) and Microsoft (MSFT) shares are both up at time of publication, most likely feeling the yuletime cheer of holiday sales from new consoles and games. Sony has their new-ish consoles the PS4 Pro and PS4 Slim, and games such as the much-anticipated The Last Guardian, which is distributed through Sony Interactive Entertainment and was released Dec 9. Microsoft Studios has had a few major releases this year of their own, with games such as Gears of War 4, and Forza Horizon 3.
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