TOKYO (Reuters) - Nintendo Co Ltd <7974.T> shares rose as much as 2 percent on Thursday after a regulatory filing showed BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager, owns over five percent of stock in the Japanese games maker.


BlackRock owns a 5.17 percent stake in Nintendo, the filing, which was issued on Wednesday, showed.


The benchmark Nikkei average <.N225> average was up 0.1 percent in early morning trade.


(Reporting by Thomas Wilson; Editing by Stephen Coates)