Nintendo surged on Super Mario as Asian markets traded mixed on Thursday while investors weighed what the Fed's Beige Book means for U.S. interest rates.
Japan-listed Nintendo shares surged 13.2 percent after news that the "Super Mario Run" mobile game will be available on Apple's app store in December. The U.S.-listed shares of Nintendo jumped more than 28 percent Wednesday after the announcement.
Nintendo's stock "has stabilized from its initial exuberance following the launch of Pokemon Go, but the fact remains that Nintendo is on the cusp of a major product cycle in both consoles and smartphones," said Han Joon Kim, research analyst at Deutsche Bank, in a Thursday report.
"In coming months, we expect to see the fruits of Nintendo's R&D efforts and are excited at the prospect of Nintendo delivering a strong market share share recovery with it," he added.
Japan's Nikkei 225 closed down 0.32 percent, or 53.67 points, at 16,958.77 as the yen remained relatively strong.
Down Under, the S&P/ASX 200 finished down 0.71 percent, or 38.45 points, at 5,385.8. The benchmark's energy subindex shed 1.38 percent, the materials subindex lost 1.43 percent and the heavily-weighted financial subindex fell 0.44 percent.