Thief breaks through store’s wall, takes $250,000 in Pokemon merchandise
$250,000 in Pokemon merchandise stolen Screen grab from surveillance video shows an alleged thief who targeted a Minnesota store for Pokemon items. FOREST LAKE, Minn. — Surveillance video posted by Punch-Out Gaming to Facebook shows a masked man crawling into a store before standing up to tamper with the camera. “He must have had help because there were a lot of boxes,” Eric Johnson, who owns the store with his brother, told KMSP. The store’s owners told the Star-Tribune the thief focused on Pokemon and left behind a new X-Box One gaming system. “There was a big hole in the wall and all the product was gone, it was shocking,” Johnson told WCCO.wftv.com
Countries pledge to phase out climate culprit coal
Climate COP26 Summit Activists dressed as the Pokemon character Pikachu protest against Japan's support of the coal industry near the COP26 U.N. Climate Summit in Glasgow, Scotland, Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021. U.K. business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said late Wednesday that the commitments made on the sidelines of the U.N. climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, meant the "end of coal is in sight." The British government said pledges of new or earlier deadlines for ending coal use came from countries including Poland, Ukraine, Vietnam and Chile. “The progress on coal being shown at COP26 demonstrates that the conditions are ripe for a global coal exit,” said Leo Roberts, a senior researcher at the environmental think tank E3G.wftv.com
Nintendo sees dwindling impact from pandemic megahit game
Nintendo’s April-June profit declined 13% from the same period the previous year, when the hit game “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” dramatically boosted sales. Nintendo Co.’s profit for the fiscal first quarter totaled 92.7 billion yen ($843 million), down from 106 billion yen, the Japanese maker of “Super Mario” and “Pokemon” games said Thursday. Quarterly sales fell 10% to 322.6 billion yen ($2.9 billion).news.yahoo.com
Target halts in-store sales of sports cards after fight at Wisconsin outlet
Target limits sales Target posted signs on the aisle where it sells sports cards and Pokemon products announcing that sales of those cards will be halted beginning May 14. >> Read more trending newsTarget announced Wednesday that the sale of all sports trading cards and Pokémon card products at its stores will be halted temporarily. So, I guess Pokémon, MLB, NFL, and NBA trading cards are no longer going to be sold at Target stores starting this Friday. Guests can continue to shop these cards online at Target.com.”It appears that Magic: The Gathering cards are still available at Target outlets. When stores opened at 8 a.m., consumers were notified by text that it was their turn to buy cards.wftv.com
Nintendo's profit soars as pandemic has people playing games
(Nintendo, the Japanese company behind Super Mario and Pokemon video games, reported Thursday that its fiscal first half profit more than tripled as passed time while stuck at home during the pandemic playing games. AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)TOKYO – Nintendo, the Japanese company behind Super Mario and Pokemon video games, reported Thursday that its fiscal first half profit more than tripled as passed time while stuck at home during the pandemic playing games. Kyoto-based Nintendo Co.’s profit for the six months through September soared to 213 billion yen ($2 billion), up from 62 billion yen a year ago. Six-month sales soared to 769 billion yen ($7.4 billion) from 444 billion yen. Nintendo raised its full year profit forecast through March to 300 billion yen ($2.9 billion), up from an earlier projection of a 200 billion yen ($1.9 billion) profit.
Nintendo profit zooms as virus has homebodies playing games
All rights reserved)TOKYO Nintendo Co.'s profit multiplied more than sixfold in April-June as people stuck at home during the pandemic turned to playing video games. Quarterly sales at Kyoto-based Nintendo jumped, doubling to 358 billion yen ($3.4 billion) on-year. Nintendo Switch sales, both of the handheld machines and software games, were zooming amid the pandemic. The company stuck to its previous forecast for a 200 billion yen ($1.9 billion) profit for the fiscal year through March 2021. Thats slightly lower than the nearly 259 billion yen Nintendo earned the previous fiscal year.
Prosecutor: U.S. Navy sailors traded explicit videos like Pokemon cards
Prosecutor: U.S. Navy sailors traded explicit videos like Pokemon cards A Navy prosecutor says a group of male sailors on board a nuclear submarine traded videos of female officers, secretly recorded as the women undressed.cbsnews.com