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Nintendo Company Ltd. (任天堂株式会社, Nintendō Kabushiki kaish a) is a Japanese company that creates video games.

History

Nintendo was founded by Fusajiro Yamauchi in Kyoto, Japan during 1889. Back then, Nintendo manufactured Hanafuda playing cards. Eventually, after jumping to many different business ideas, they entered the video game market and started creating their own consoles. They begun with the Nintendo Entertainment System, a console that was created to put an end to the Video Game Crash of 1983.

Due to its success, they eventually went on to making more successful consoles such as the SNES, Nintendo 64, Game Boy / Color / Advance, GameCube, Wii, Wii U, and currently the Nintendo Switch. They've also invented many innovative video game series such as Super Mario Bros, The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Pokémon, and many others.

Today, Nintendo is one of the most innovative and powerful video game companies in the world, with their current stock price being 30,060.

Trivia

  • Nintendo invented the D-pad, along with the standard contoller layout used on almost every video game system to this day.
  • Miyamoto's first video game was Devil's World, a puzzle game that never made it to North America due to references to demons.
  • Nintendo is known for not allowing use of their copyright. It's gotten to the point where many YouTubers have complained about it.
  • Their current console is the Nintendo Switch.
  • The first Sega game on a Nintendo console was ChuChu Rocket.