Nintendo: At The Top Of Its Game

It's beaten back Sony and Sega. Now, it needs more titles

It's nearly summer, and video game jockeys--those 8- to 14-year-olds with twitchy fingers and laser aim--will have a lot more time to hone their skills. Lucky for Nintendo. After losing its luster--and market share--to rivals Sega and Sony, the stalwart Japanese video game maker is back in the race with its Nintendo 64 game player. Since charging back into the North American video game business last September, Nintendo already has sold 2.6 million "N64" consoles and grabbed 50% of the market. That's on top of 2.7 million units in the rest of the world. As Nintendo game hero Mario would say, "Mama mia!"

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