Company information


Name: Nintendo
Established: 1889
Status: Active
Links: Official site
Submitter: Diskboy3k
Added: May 25 2004

Company description

Nintendo (ìòô¸ÓÑ;) was originally founded in 1889 by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce handmade hanafuda (Japanese playing cards). Over the years, it changed to a video game company and became one of the most powerful companies in the video game industry. Nintendo of Japan, the main branch of the company, is based in Kyoto, Kyoto prefecture, Japan. Nintendo of America, its North American division, is based in Redmond, Washington and Nintendo of Europe, the European division, is based in Gro©¬ostheim, Germany.

Nintendo introduced the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in the United States in 1985 after a successful launch of the Famicom in Japan. The NES is often considered to be the "savior" of the video game industry. Nintendo debuted Super Mario Bros, and later such hits as Metroid, and The Legend of Zelda, helping to boost a market which seriously diminished in the early 1980s (often called "Video game crash of 1983" or "The Great Video Game Crash of the 80's";).

Some games developed or published by this company

Name System Genre
Super Mario Brothers 2 NES Platform
Super Metroid SNES Action
Arkanoid: Doh it Again SNES Arcade
Lucky Luke SNES Action
StarFox SNES Action
Super Mario World SNES Platform
Earthbound SNES RPG
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island SNES Platform
Kid Icarus NES Action
Metroid NES Action

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By Fox_Mcloud - May 14 2008 - 21:33
Simply the best game company there is!

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