Nintendo shares reach record high as Wii launch nears

Next-Gen reports that shares of Nintendo are fetching 26,770 yen ($227) a piece which is an all-time high for Mario Inc. The company can pretty much thank their DS portable that continues to sell extremely well, success that the market views as an indication of Wii's selling potential.

Will the console meet mass expectations? The countdown clock is ticking.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.