Nintendo had a fantastic 2017, the Nintendo Switch was a massive hit, Breath of the Wild won many game of the year awards, and stock prices increased 70% year-over-year.
They are not the only ones doing well. In a Tweet by @serkantoto Square Enix did even better than Nintendo at a 78% improvement. Still, not all things are rosy for all Japanese game companies, Sega Sammy, for example, say a 21% dip in the stock prices.
Stock price performance of major Japanese video game devs in 2017:
Square Enix +78%
Bandai Namco: +14%
Koei Tecmo +8%
Sega Sammy -21%
I know some of the companies do other things as well (but incl. for reference). Numbers rounded.
— Dr. Serkan Toto (Kantan Games Inc.) (@serkantoto) December 30, 2017
Though a significant improvement, Nintendo still has a long way to go to reach their 2008 glory when the Wii was released. Here’s to a good 2018 for Nintendo, may they return to their former glory a decade ago.