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.

Enjoy Pikachu at Home With JAM Corp's Inflatable Pokémon AIR Release
Design

Enjoy Pikachu at Home With JAM Corp's Inflatable Pokémon AIR Release

Can support up to 220 pounds.

The Nintendo 3DS Has Been Discontinued
Gaming

The Nintendo 3DS Has Been Discontinued

After nearly 10 years on the market.

'Monster Hunter: Rise' Announced Exclusively for Nintendo Switch
Gaming

'Monster Hunter: Rise' Announced Exclusively for Nintendo Switch

Utilizing exploration similar to ‘Breath of the Wild.’

Nintendo Confirms 'Super Mario Bros.' Film Set for 2022
Entertainment

Nintendo Confirms 'Super Mario Bros.' Film Set for 2022

Following the loose 1993 live-action adaptation starring Bob Hoskins and John Leguizamo.

Nintendo Switch Online Service Surpasses 26 Million Paid Subscribers
Gaming

Nintendo Switch Online Service Surpasses 26 Million Paid Subscribers

Mentioned during Nintendo’s corporate management policy briefing.

'Super Mario 3D All-Stars's Fresh Trailer Offers Closer Look at Gameplay
Gaming

'Super Mario 3D All-Stars's Fresh Trailer Offers Closer Look at Gameplay

The game comes to the Nintendo Switch later this week.

Nintendo Announce 'Fortnite' Themed Switch in Yellow and Blue Colors
Gaming

Nintendo Announce 'Fortnite' Themed Switch in Yellow and Blue Colors

Releasing in Europe this year and in the United States at a later date.

'Zelda: Breath of the Wild' Prequel 'Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity' Announced for Nintendo Switch
Gaming

'Zelda: Breath of the Wild' Prequel 'Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity' Announced for Nintendo Switch

Check out the new trailer.

This Battery-Free Game Boy Runs Forever Using Solar Power
Gaming

This Battery-Free Game Boy Runs Forever Using Solar Power

Button mashing and solar energy power the Engage.

'Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit' Blends Physical Karts and Digital Gameplay
Gaming

'Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit' Blends Physical Karts and Digital Gameplay

A groundbreaking mixed reality experience for the Nintendo Switch.

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