Friday, December 15, 2006

Kabushiki Baibai Trainer Kabutore

Kojima's stock market trading game for the Nintendo DS uses 5 years worth of historical price data from the Tokyo Stock Exchange. To enhance the realism of the simulation, actual news stories and corporate reports culled from the archives of the Toyo Keizai Shinposha are included in the game. As a virtual trader, gamers get to buy, sell, and reap potential fortunes from the rivers of capital represented by the stock exchange. Before any of that however, a lengthy training session must be endured which explains the workings of the NDS trading screens, the basics of the stock market, and a glossary of market terminology may be reviewed to acquaint oneself with words such as "margin," "dividends," "investment trust" and "capital gains." (Japanese text only) «NCS Game Notes»

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