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Nintendo Co., Ltd. is a Japanese multinational consumer electronics and video game company headquartered in Kyoto. Nintendo is one of the world's largest video game companies by market capitalization, creating some of the best-known and top-selling video game franchises, such as Mario, The Legend of Zelda, and Pokémon.

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. Abandoning previous ventures in favor of toys in the 1960s, Nintendo developed into a video game company in the 1970s, ultimately becoming one of the most influential in the industry and Japan's third most-valuable company with a market value of over $85 billion. From 1992 until 2016, Nintendo was also the majority shareholder for the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball.

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Super Smash Bros. Melee, often abbreviated as SSBM or simply as Melee, is a crossover fighting game released for the Nintendo GameCube shortly after its launch in 2001 (2002 in the PAL region). It is the successor to the 1999 Nintendo 64 game Super Smash Bros., and the predecessor to the 2008 Wii game Super Smash Bros. Brawl. HAL Laboratory developed the game, with Masahiro Sakurai as head of production. The game is centered on characters from Nintendo's video gaming franchises such as Mario, The Legend of Zelda, and Pokémon. The stages and gameplay modes make references to, or take their designs from, popular games released by Nintendo. Melee's gameplay system offers an unorthodox approach to the "fighter" genre as percentage counters measure the level of damage received, rather than the health bar traditionally seen in most fighting games. The game received a generally positive reception from the media, as well as awards and acknowledgements from gaming publications. It achieved strong sales upon release, and is the GameCube's best-selling game, with more than 7 million copies sold as of March 10, 2008.

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... 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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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 ZeldaMarioMetroidPikminPokémonSplatoonStar FoxSuper 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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