Nintendo Co. Ltd..(任天堂株式会社,Nintendō Kabushiki gaisha?) is a global company headquartered in Kyoto, Japan founded on September 23, 1889 by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce handmade hanafuda cards. By 1963, the company had tried several small niche businesses, such as a cab company and a love hotel. Eventually, Nintendo developed into a video game company, becoming one of the most influential in the industry and Japan's third most valuable listed company, with a market value of over US$85 billion. In 2007, Nintendo ranked eighth on the list of largest software companies in the world. Besides video games, Nintendo is also the majority owner of the Seattle Mariners, a Major League Baseball team in Seattle, Washington. According to Nintendo's Touch! Generations website, the name "Nintendo" translated from Japanese to English means "Leave luck to Heaven". As of June 30, 2013, Nintendo has sold over 655.9 million hardware units and 4.12 billion software units.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl(大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズＸ,Dairantō Sumasshu Burazāzu Ekkusu?, lit. "Great Melee Smash Brothers X"), is the third installment in the Super Smash Bros. series of crossoverfighting games, developed by Sora and published by Nintendo for the Wiivideo game console. Brawl was announced at a pre-E3 2005 press conference by Nintendo president and Chief Executive OfficerSatoru Iwata. Masahiro Sakurai, director of the previous two games in the series, assumed the role of director for the third installment at the request of Iwata. Game development began in October 2005 with a creative team that included collaborations with various second- and third-party Nintendo developers. The game was released on January 31, 2008 in Japan, March 9, 2008 in the United States, June 26, 2008 in Australia, and June 27, 2008 in Europe.
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