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

Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE (Fortissimo Edition)(2016)
Pokémon GO(2016)
Metroid: Other M(2016)
Miitomo(2016)
Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam(2015)
Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer - Claude(2015)
Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival (Amiibo Bundle)(2015)
Nintendo Badge Arcade(2015)
Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash (Amiibo Bundle)(2015)
Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (NFC Reader/Writer Bundle)(2015)
Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer - Louie(2015)
Ultimate NES Remix(2015)
Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer(2015)
Dōbutsu no Mori: Happy Home Designer - 7-gō(2015)
Yoshi's Woolly World(2015)
Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest(2015)
Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright(2015)
Splatoon(2015)
XenobladeX: HB(2015)
XenobladeX: Support DLC Quest - Zōshū Zōeki Quest Set(2015)
XenobladeX: Support DLC Quest - Kizuna Sokushin Quest Set(2015)
XenobladeX: Yelve(2015)
XenobladeX: Axena(2015)
XenobladeX: Support DLC Quest - Seichō Sokushin Quest Set(2015)
XenobladeX: Boze(2015)
XenobladeX(2015)
XenobladeX (Amazon.co.jp Gentei)(2015)
Pokémon Shuffle(2015)
Kirby's Return to Dream Land(2015)
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse(2015)
Donkey Kong Country Returns(2015)
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U(2014)
Pokémon Alpha Sapphire(2014)
Pokémon Omega Ruby(2014)
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker(2014)
Club Nintendo Picross Plus(2014)
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS(2014)
Pokémon Art Academy(2014)
Tōzoku to 1000-biki no Pokémon(2014)
NES Remix 2(2014)
NES Remix Pack(2014)
Yoshi's New Island(2014)
Trine 2: Director's Cut(2014)
Dr. Luigi(2013)
Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, The(2013)
Poké Transporter(2013)
Pokémon Bank(2013)
NES Remix(2013)
Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (Limited Edition), The(2013)
Super Mario 3D World(2013)

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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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