Mario (Nintendo) = bling bling

Nintendo shares reached a record high this month as the launch of the Wii console gets closer and closer and closer still. It’s actually three seconds closer since you started reading this post. That’s not too big a deal, but I’m getting the impression that for some readers the wait is starting to make them loopy (FAMICOM, I’m looking at you). Amazing, huh?

Shares hit 26,770 yen ($227!!!) ’which Next Generation reports is an all-time high for Nintendo. “Income and sales figures have been up for Nintendo thanks to the enormous success of the DS handheld. The market views the success of the DS and its broad appeal as an indicator of the Wii’s sales potential.”

Mmm. Stock prices. Almost as fun as getting my hands on a console this weekend.