Nintendo Co., Ltd.

Overview

Nintendo (任天堂), founded originally by Fusajiro Yamauchi in Kyoto, Japan as Nintendo Koppai, has been around since 1889. The company originally sold high-quality Japanese playing cards (hanafuda) and later dabbled in toys and early electronic games.

In the 1980's, Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi wanted to change its direction. After seeking advice from his toy designers, they decided to turn towards developing arcade games. After the success of Donkey Kong in 1981, they decided to stay in the market. After its continuing success, they wanted to develop their own console, one that looked nice, and one that could be bought by the Japanese consumer for $99 US. This eventually went to $199, but it still sold very well.

Nintendo went on to splitting its research and development into 4 distinct divisions, each of them were responsible for certain aspects of Nintendo's console.

Nintendo is best known for creating Mario, Donkey Kong, Zelda, Metroid, and Pokémon series of games, all of them are million sellers.

Nintendo is also known for engineering the Nintendo Entertainment System/Famicom, Super Nintendo/Super Famicom, Nintendo 64, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, Pokémon mini, and Virtual Boy.

Games

Splatoon 2(2017)
Nintendo Switch: Splatoon 2 Set (included game)(2017)
Hey! Pikmin(2017)
Kirby's Blowout Blast(2017)
Ever Oasis(2017)
Rayman(2017)
Rayman 3(2017)
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia(2017)
Team Kirby Clash Deluxe(2017)
Super Bomberman R(2017)
Tank Troopers(2017)
HakoBoy!: Hakozume Box(2017)
Bye-Bye BoxBoy!(2017)
Fire Emblem: Heroes(2017)
Cruis'n Blast(2017)
Super Mario Run(2016)
Miitopia(2016)
Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS(2016)
Pokémon Sun(2016)
Pokémon Moon(2016)
Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition(2016)
Mario Party: Star Rush(2016)
Monster Hunter Stories(2016)
Paper Mario: Color Splash(2016)
Culdcept Revolt(2016)
Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE (Fortissimo Edition)(2016)
Kirby: Planet Robobot(2016)
Star Fox Guard(2016)
Pokémon GO(2016)
Metroid: Other M(2016)
Miitomo(2016)
Nintendo 2DS: Pocket Monsters Ao Gentei Pack (included game)(2016)
Nintendo 2DS: Pocket Monsters Pikachu Gentei Pack (included game)(2016)
Nintendo 2DS: Pocket Monsters Akai Gentei Pack (included game)(2016)
Nintendo 2DS: Pocket Monsters Midori Gentei Pack (included game)(2016)
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games(2016)
BoxBoxBoy!(2016)
Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam(2015)
Pokémon Picross(2015)
Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer - Claude(2015)
Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival (Amiibo Bundle)(2015)
Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash (Amiibo Bundle)(2015)
Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer - Felyne(2015)
Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (NFC Reader/Writer Bundle)(2015)
Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer - Louie(2015)
Picross 3D: Round 2(2015)
Nova-111(2015)
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon(2015)
Ultimate NES Remix(2015)
Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer(2015)

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Trivia

Nintendo received the following Awards from the German online magazine 4Players:
  • Best Developer of 2005
  • Best Publisher of 2006
  • Best Developer of 2007
  • #3 Best Publisher of 2007
  • Best Publisher of 2013

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