Nintendo

Nintendo is a Japanese gaming company that was originally founded by Fusajiro Yamauchi in 1889 as a playing card business. Developer Shigeru Miyamoto was hired in 1977 to design Nintendo's first console, the Color TV-Game, but the company wouldn't see huge success until Miyamoto shifted into designing the arcade game 'Donkey Kong' in 1981. The title introduced early iterations of the titular character and its protagonist Mario, also known as Jumpman. Nintendo would go on to produce the handheld Game & Watch before creating its Nintendo Entertainment System console, where some of the best-known and top-selling gaming franchises were born, such as 'Super Mario Bros.,' 'The Legend of Zelda,' and 'Tetris.' Nintendo has gone on to become one of the most influential companies in the gaming industry and one of Japan's most valuable businesses.

Animal Crossing Taps McDonald's for Virtual Clothing
Gaming

Animal Crossing Taps McDonald's for Virtual Clothing

Immortalizing some of the fast-food giant’s best sellers.

Nintendo's Profits Soar 400% Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
Gaming

Nintendo's Profits Soar 400% Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Aided by sales from ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ and Switch devices.

'Pikmin 3 Deluxe' is Coming to Nintendo Switch
Gaming

'Pikmin 3 Deluxe' is Coming to Nintendo Switch

Featuring all-new side missions.

The Latest 'Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Update Adds Dreaming and Fireworks Shows
Gaming

The Latest 'Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Update Adds Dreaming and Fireworks Shows

Alongside a few quality of life improvements.

Everything You Need to Know from the First Nintendo Direct Mini
Gaming

Everything You Need to Know from the First Nintendo Direct Mini

‘Shin Megami Tensei 5,’ ‘Nocturne,’ and more.

Nintendo Celebrates 'Super Mario's 35th Anniversary With New Monopoly and Jenga Games
Gaming

Nintendo Celebrates 'Super Mario's 35th Anniversary With New Monopoly and Jenga Games

Both utilizing classic Mushroom Kingdom hallmarks.

LEGO and Nintendo Recreate Buildable NES Console
Design

LEGO and Nintendo Recreate Buildable NES Console

Complete with ‘Super Mario’ graphics, controller and retro TV.

Rare 'Super Mario Bros.' Game Sells for Whopping $114,000 USD
Gaming

Rare 'Super Mario Bros.' Game Sells for Whopping $114,000 USD

Surpassing last year’s record.

1994 'Donkey Kong Country' Is Coming to Nintendo Switch Online
Gaming

1994 'Donkey Kong Country' Is Coming to Nintendo Switch Online

Along with two other retro titles.

Here's a First Look at Japan's Super Nintendo World
Entertainment

Here's a First Look at Japan's Super Nintendo World

Featuring Bowser’s Castle.

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