Following the explosive popularity of the smartphone game Pokemon Go, US foreign investment analysts say investors should keep an eye on the popular game’s revenue model, the profit levels of its parent company, its follow-up plans for future market performance and its impact on the Nintendo games console business.
Pokemon Go has only been on the market for a matter of two weeks, yet it has already produced several astonishing records, including breaking through the 10 million download barrier within the first week of its release. The app also surpassed communications tech company Twitter’s daily active user count and its average daily user times are higher than those for Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and WhatsApp.
According to US foreign investment analysts, the huge response to Pokemon Go since it hit the market may have caused investors to re-evaluate the latent value of Nintendo games consoles’ intellectual property, which has resulted in Nintendo’s share price going through the roof.
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(CNA, TRANSLATED BY EDWARD JONES)
1. keep an eye on v. phr. 注意
2. surpass v. 超過
3. re-evaluate v. 重新評估
(chong2 xin1 ping2 gu1)
4. go through the roof phr. 飆漲
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