Nintendo has grown a lot since its founding year of 1889. So much so in fact, I bet there are many details that YOU didn’t know about the company’s past. Here is a synopsis on the history of Nintendo!
“Nintendo Koppai” was founded as a playing card company on September 23rd, 1889 by a man named Fusajiro Yamauchi. Since then, Nintendo has experimented in a variety of businesses. This includes; operating Love Hotels, owning a taxi service, and even selling an instant rice maker in response to the growing craze of “Instant noodles”. After these brief, failing experiments, Nintendo then went on to manufacture toys, which lead to what they are known for today, creating video games.
Nintendo’s very first console, the “Color TV-Game” launched in 1977. Ever since then, Nintendo’s primary focus has been on the video game market. They went on to launch many more consoles, and with the help of Shigeru Miyamoto, create some of the most successful video game IPS, and create many highly recognizable characters.
They have launched many home consoles that provided them great success! The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), The Nintendo 64 (N64), The Nintendo Gamecube, and Nintendo Wii are their greatest selling home consoles.
Nintendo has also launched many successful handheld consoles as well, including; The Game & Watch line, The Gameboy line (Original, Color, Advanced, Light, and Pocket), the Nintendo DS line (Original, Light, and DSi), and the Nintendo 3DS line (Original, XL, New 3DS, New 3DS XL, and 2DS).
Nintendo has advanced so much over the years; I can’t wait to see what they have in store for us with their upcoming console codenamed NX.
Happy Birthday Nintendo! You were a big part of my, and many others, childhood!
R.I.P. Saturu Iwata (Former Nintendo President)
You were an inspiration to many.
“Leave Luck In Heaven”