Nintendo is commonly known as one of the major video game hardware and software manufacturers in the world.
Nintendo got its start in Japan in 1889, as a company manufacturing cards for Hanafuda, a Japanese card game. In the 1960s, it diversified into a number of ultimately unsuccessful product lines, including a toy company. In the 1970s, it moved into electronic gaming, where it was ultimately successful.
In 1981, it created the popular arcade game "Donkey Kong", which brought it international attention, and introduced Nintendo to the American market. Nintendo's products in the United States are released through Nintendo of America, their American subsidiary.
Nintendo Video game systems
- NES - Nintendo Entertainment System
- GAMEBOY - A classic handheld games console
- SNES - Super Nintendo / Super Nintendo Entertainment System
- N64 - Nintendo 64, Nintendo's first 64bit console
- GBC - GAMEBOY Color, evolution of the original with a color screen
- GBA - Gameboy Advance, a 32bit handheld.
- Gamecube - Nintendo's entry to the 128bit console war with Sony's PS2 (Playstation2) & Microsoft XBOX
- NDS - Nintendo DS, an innovative 64bit handheld.
- DS Lite - Nintendo DS Lite, an improved version of the original
- Wii - Nintendo Wii, an innovative game console, and Nintendo's latest offering, with sales exceeding expectations against stiff competition between the XBOX360 & Playstation3
- Ash Ketchum
- Samus Aran
There are currently 2,621 games.