'Grey gamers' boost Nintendo sales

The computer game firm Nintendo today announced an eightfold rise in quarterly profits and raised its full-year earnings forecast, in a clear sign that its decision to court the new generation of "grey gamers" was paying off.
The Kyoto-based firm said impressive sales of its DS range of handheld game consoles and the popularity of new games aimed at older people with little or no experience of gaming had brought it operating profits of ¥28.8bn (£133m) in the three months to the end of June, up from ¥3.75bn in the same quarter last year.

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