Nintendo has clawed its way back to the top of the markets in Japan, which may come as no surprise, but even so, being noted as the second-most valuable company in the nation is quite a feat. Of course, the position is tenuous, and considering Toyota is worth three times as much, the top spot seems out of reach, but the Wii and DS show no signs of slowing down any time soon.

Satoru Iwata has led the company in a monumental rise, and he seems aware of how easy it would be to slip up at this point. Can he hold the momentum? Nintendo's shares have more than quadrupled in the short span of two years, and that's a lot to follow up ... but from various remarks, Iwata seems determined to try.

[Via GamesIndustry.biz]

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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