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.

Nintendo's New 'Hyrule Warriors: Age Of Calamity' Trailer Introduces More Familiar Faces
Gaming

Nintendo's New 'Hyrule Warriors: Age Of Calamity' Trailer Introduces More Familiar Faces

Set 100 years before ‘Breath of the WIld.’

Liven up Your Nintendo Switch With New Pokémon-Themed Controllers
Gaming

Liven up Your Nintendo Switch With New Pokémon-Themed Controllers

Featuring designs with both Pikachu and Eevee.

EXCLUSIVE: Nintendo and PUMA Reveal 'Super Mario 3D All-Stars' Footwear Collection
Footwear

EXCLUSIVE: Nintendo and PUMA Reveal 'Super Mario 3D All-Stars' Footwear Collection

New takes on the Future Rider, Clyde and RS-Fast, each inspired by one of the three classic titles included in ‘Super Mario 3D All-Stars’.

Super Nintendo World Will Open in Japan Next Spring
Travel

Super Nintendo World Will Open in Japan Next Spring

A Mario-themed cafe will open next week ahead of the park.

Two Nintendo Switch Hackers Have Been Arrested for Fraud
Gaming

Two Nintendo Switch Hackers Have Been Arrested for Fraud

Both part of the Team Executer piracy organization.

Steve From 'Minecraft' Joins the 'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate' Roster
Gaming

Steve From 'Minecraft' Joins the 'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate' Roster

Fighters Pass Vol. 2’s second fighter has arrived.

Nintendo Announce Release Date for 'Pokémon: Sword' and 'Shield' "The Crown Tundra" Expansion
Gaming

Nintendo Announce Release Date for 'Pokémon: Sword' and 'Shield' "The Crown Tundra" Expansion

‘Pokémon Go’ and Pokémon Home will also connect by the end of 2020.

Nintendo Reveals Upcoming 'Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Halloween Event
Gaming

Nintendo Reveals Upcoming 'Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Halloween Event

With a special event to take place on October 31.

'Kirby Fighters 2' Is Your 'Super Smash Bros.' Alternative
Gaming

'Kirby Fighters 2' Is Your 'Super Smash Bros.' Alternative

“Kirby vs. Kirby vs. Kirby vs. Kirby!”

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.

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