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Saudi Arabia increases Nintendo stake to 6%

The country's Public Investment Fund previously had a 5% stake

Saudi Arabia has increased its stake in Nintendo to 6%.

That's according to Reuters, based on a report from the country's Public Investment Fund that was filed today with Japanese regulators.

Saudi Arabia's PIF already had a 5.01% stake in the platform holder, which was announced in May 2022 "for investment purposes," and now stands at 6.07% precisely.

Last year, Saudi Arabia bought a $1 billion stake in Embracer Group via the PIF's subsidiary Savvy Gaming Group, which was the equivalent of approximately 8.1% of the company's shares.

In a statement, Embracer Group CEO Lars Wingefors explained that this decision "was not taken lightly" and that it will "not change" the company "in any way."

The PIF also acquired stakes in Capcom and Nexon, with over 5% in each publisher for a combined value of over $1 billion.

It also acquired King of Fighters developer SNK almost entirely with a 96% stake, with the studio later also saying that it "doesn't affect [it] in any way."

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Marie Dealessandri joined in 2019 to head its Academy section. A journalist since 2012, she started in games in 2016. She can be found (rarely) tweeting @mariedeal, usually on a loop about Baldur’s Gate and the Dead Cells soundtrack. GI resident Moomins expert.