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Nintendo is a Japanese multinational consumer electronics and software company headquartered in Kyoto, Japan. Nintendo is one of the world's largest video game companies by market capitalization. Founded on 23 September 1889, by Fusajiro Yamauchi, it originally produced handmade hanafuda playing cards. By 1963, the company had tried several small niche businesses, such as cab services and love hotels. As of 31 March 2014, Nintendo has cumulative sales of over 670.43 million hardware units and 4.23 billion software units. The company has created and released some of the best-known and top-selling video game franchises, such as Mario, The Legend of Zelda, and Pokémon. The word Nintendo can be roughly translated from Japanese to English as "leave luck to heaven".

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The Virtual Boy was the first handheld video game console to produce 3D graphics. It was created and developed by Gunpei Yokoi—the creator of the original Game Boy and the Metroid video game franchise. The Virtual Boy was released by Nintendo on July 21, 1995 (1995-07-21) in Japan and on August 14, 1995 (1995-08-14) in North America with the launch titles Mario's Tennis, Red Alarm, Teleroboxer, and Galactic Pinball. The last official title to be released for the Virtual Boy was 3D Tetris, released on March 12, 1996 (1996-03-12). In total, 22 Virtual Boy games were released; only 14 made it to North America. The top games released for the Virtual Boy included Virtual Boy Wario Land, Galactic Pinball, Mario's Tennis, Nester's Funky Bowling, and Red Alarm.

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Did you know...

... That Nintendo was formed in 1889, as a hanafuda card company?
... That Mario was originally a carpenter in Donkey Kong and was named Jumpman?
... That Nintendo used to own a majority share of the Seattle Mariners?
... The name "Nintendo" translated from Japanese to English means "Leave luck to Heaven"?
... That the Super Mario Bros. theme has been listed as one of the top ten most downloaded ringtones in the United States for 226 consecutive weeks?
... That the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics and the International Olympic Committee has shared royalties from the video game Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games?
...That Nintendo once produced a series of "Love Hotels"?
...That the Nintendo Entertainment System saved the video game industry following the 1983 video game crash?
...Despite owning both the Kirby and Pokémon series, some rights of both franchises are shared with second-party developers (Game Freak and Creatures Inc. in the case of Pokémon and HAL Laboratory in the case of Kirby).

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Current events

  • June 22, 2017 (2017-06-22) - The Kirby series celebrates its 25th anniversary.
  • March 3, 2017 (2017-03-03) - The Nintendo Switch is released worldwide.
  • January 13, 2017 (2017-01-13) - Further details about the Nintendo Switch are revealed at a publicized event.
  • October 20, 2016 (2016-10-20) - Nintendo unveils their new console, the Nintendo Switch.
  • September 16, 2015 (2015-09-16) - Managing director Tatsumi Kimishima is named company president, succeeding Iwata.

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More released games: Cars 3: Driven to Win, Farming Simulator 18, Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers


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More upcoming games: , Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Culdcept Revolt, Metroid: Samus Returns


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The Robotic Operating Buddy, one of the accessories that originally came with the Nintendo Entertainment System.



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Characters: BowserCaptain FalconCaptain OlimarDiddy KongDixie KongDonkey KongFalco LombardiFox McCloudGanondorfGiygasIkeNessKing DededeKirbyLarkLinkLittle MacLucasLuigiMarioMarthMeta KnightMewtwoMiiNintendogsPeachMr. Game & WatchPikachuPikminPitPokeyRed (Pokémon Trainer)RidleyR.O.B.Samus AranTom NookWaluigiWarioYoshi

Games: Donkey KongDragon WarriorDuck HuntF-ZeroFinal FantasyThe Legend of ZeldaThe Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of TimeThe Legend of Zelda: Twilight PrincessThe Legend of Zelda: The Wind WakerMario Bros.MetroidMetroid PrimeNintendogsPikminPokémon Red and BlueStar FoxStar Fox 64Super Mario 64Super Mario Bros.Super Mario Bros. 2Super Mario Bros. 3Super Mario KartSuper Smash Bros.Super Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. MeleeWii SportsX (1992 video game)

Franchises: Animal CrossingDonkey KongFire EmblemF-ZeroKirbyThe Legend of ZeldaMarioMetroidPikminPokémonSplatoon Star Fox Super Smash Bros.

Home consoles: Wii UWiiNintendo GameCubeNintendo 64Super Nintendo Entertainment SystemNintendo Entertainment SystemColor TV Game

Handheld consoles: New Nintendo 3DS (XL) Nintendo 2DSNintendo 3DS (XL) • Nintendo DSiNintendo DS LiteNintendo DSGame Boy MicroGame Boy Advance SPGame Boy AdvanceVirtual BoyGame Boy ColorGame BoyGame & Watch

Hybrid consoles: Nintendo Switch

Notable personnel: Shigeru MiyamotoHiroshi YamauchiGunpei YokoiKoji KondoSatoru IwataReggie Fils-AimeTatsumi Kimishima

First–party developers: 1-UP StudioMonolith SoftNintendo Research & Development 1Nintendo Research & Development 2Nintendo Entertainment Planning & DevelopmentNintendo Software TechnologyRetro Studios

Affiliated developers: AlphaDreamAmbrellaCamelot Software PlanningCreatures Inc.Game FreakGenius SonorityHAL LaboratoryIntelligent SystemsNd CubeNoise Inc.skip Ltd.


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