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

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate(2018)
Super Mario Party(2018)
Dragalia Lost(2018)
Nintendo Labo: Toy-Con 03 - Vehicle Kit (2018)
WarioWare: Gold(2018)
Nintendo Classic Mini: Family Computer (Weekly Shōnen Jump 50th Anniversary Version)(2018)
Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido(2018)
Dillon's Dead-Heat Breakers(2018)
Nintendo Labo: Toy-Con 02 - Robot Kit(2018)
Nintendo Labo: Toy-Con 01 - Variety Kit(2018)
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze(2018)
Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle(2018)
Mario Party: The Top 100(2017)
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Special Edition)(2017)
Kirby Battle Royale(2017)
Pokémon Ultra Sun(2017)
Pokémon Ultra Moon(2017)
Snipperclips Plus: Cut it out, together!(2017)
Style Savvy: Styling Star(2017)
Super Mario Odyssey(2017)
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp(2017)
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions(2017)
Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition(2017)
Metroid: Samus Returns(2017)
Splatoon 2(2017)
Nintendo Switch: Splatoon 2 Set (included game)(2017)
Hey! Pikmin(2017)
Kirby's Blowout Blast(2017)
Ever Oasis(2017)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe(2017)
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia(2017)
Rayman(2017)
Rayman 3(2017)
Team Kirby Clash Deluxe(2017)
Super Bomberman R(2017)
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, The(2017)
HakoBoy!: Hakozume Box(2017)
Bye-Bye BoxBoy!(2017)
Fire Emblem: Heroes(2017)
Cruis'n Blast(2017)
Tank Troopers(2016)
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)

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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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