Shares in Japanese gaming company Nintendo soared by more than 20% on Monday on the success of its new Pokemon Go smartphone game, BBC reports.


The company has been late to enter the smartphone gaming market but last week launched a smartphone version of its popular Pokemon game.


Pokemon Go shot to the top of the US iTunes charts and will be released in Japan soon.


Tokyo's Nikkei 225 was 3% higher at 15,565.38 in Monday morning trade.


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