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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.

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The Legend of Zelda (THE HYRULE FANTASY ゼルダの伝説 Zeruda no Densetsu?, the "Hyrule Fantasy" subtitle was omitted from its English localization) is a video game designed by Shigeru Miyamoto and developed and published by Nintendo. Set in the fantasy land of Hyrule, the plot centers on a boy named Link, the playable protagonist, who aims to rescue Princess Zelda from the primary antagonist, Ganon, by collecting the eight fragments of the Triforce, a powerful artifact. As the inaugural game of The Legend of Zelda series, it was first released in Japan as a launch title for the Famicom's Disk System peripheral on February 21, 1986, a year and five months before it was released in the United States.

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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 owns 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?



Current events

  • October 21, 2014 (2014-10-21) - October 21, 2014 (2014-10-21) - Nintendo release Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
  • October 3, 2014 (2014-10-03) - October 3, 2014 (2014-10-03) - Nintendo release a highly anticipated game, Super Smash Bros. for 3DS
  • June 10, 2014 (2014-06-10) - June 10, 2014 (2014-06-10) - Nintendo will be announcing new games for the Wii U and 3DS including a new Mario one for Wii U.
  • August 21, 2013 (2013-08-21) - August 25, 2013 (2013-08-25) - Nintendo displays many upcoming games at Gamescom
  • June 11, 2013 (2013-06-11) - Many new titles are announced at E3 2013.

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All Nippon Airways Boeing 747-400 painted with Pikachu and other Pokémon.


Nintendo topics

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 CrossingFire EmblemKirbyThe Legend of ZeldaSuper MarioMetroidPokémonStar FoxSuper Smash Bros.

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

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

People: Shigeru MiyamotoHiroshi YamauchiGunpei YokoiKoji KondoHoward LincolnSatoru IwataReggie Fils-AimeMasahiro SakuraiSatoru Shibata

First–party developers: Brownie BrownIntelligent SystemsMonolith SoftNintendo R&D 1Nintendo R&D 2Nintendo EADNintendo SPDNintendo Software TechnologyRetro Studios

Second–party developers: AlphaDreamAmbrellaCamelot Software PlanningCreatures Inc. (Ape)Game FreakGenius SonorityHAL LaboratoryNd CubeNoise Inc.skip Ltd.




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