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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Golden Sun, released in Japan as Ōgon no Taiyō Hirakareshi Fūin (黄金の太陽 開かれし封印, literally "Golden Sun: The Broken Seal"), is the first installment of a series of role-playing video game developed by Camelot Software Planning and published by Nintendo. It was released in November 2001 for Nintendo's Game Boy Advance, with a Game Boy Advance sequel, Golden Sun: The Lost Age, in 2003. The game is notable for certain unique game elements, such as the use of special "Djinn" that empower the player and can be used against enemies.
Golden Sun's story follows a band of magic-attuned "adepts" who are sent from their home town into the wide world of Weyard to prevent the destructive power of alchemy from being released as it was in the past. Along the way the adepts gain new abilities, help out the local populations, and learn more about why alchemy was sealed away. The story continues in a sequel, Golden Sun: The Lost Age.
- Now you're playing with power!—Original Nintendo slogan for the Nintendo Entertainment System.
- Video games are bad for you? That's what they said about rock and roll.—Shigeru Miyamoto.
- Thank you, Mario! But our princess is in another castle!—Toad, from Super Mario Bros.
- My name is Reggie. I'm about kickin' ass, I'm about takin' names, and we're about makin' games—Reggie Fils-Aime, introducing himself at E3 2004.
- My body is ready—Reggie Fils-Aime said before stepping onto the Wii Balance Board.
- It's-a me, Mario!—Mario during the startup of Super Mario 64
- I like shorts! They're comfy and easy to wear!—Youngster from Pokémon Red and Blue
- Games should be something everybody wants to play.—Shigeru Miyamoto.
- Thank you so much for to playing my game!—Mario at the end of Super Mario 64, Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2.
- STOP RESETTIN'! You hear me?!—Resetti in Animal Crossing
- Hey, listen!—Navi in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
- Welcome; welcome new galaxy!—Mario at the end of Super Mario Galaxy
- You say you want a Revolution?—Satoru Iwata at the Nintendo E3 2005 Conference, his announcement of their new console at the time, the Wii
- Who are you?—Nintendo Game Boy Advance slogan
- How U will play next!—Wii U slogan
- Now you're playing with power; SUPER POWER!—Super Nintendo Entertainment System slogan
- Now you are playing with power; PORTABLE POWER!—Nintendo Game Boy slogan
- Get the power! NINTENDO POWER!—Nintendo Power slogan
- There's a time and place for everything! But not now.—Professor Oak quote
- Ubisoft announces seven launch titles for the Wii. (IGN report here)
- CNNMoney reports the Wii is already in production and could be on shelves by September 2006. (CNNMoney report here)
- Take-two expresses an interest in developing for the Wii.(IGN report here)
- Nintendo is granted a patent for a chatting service.(see IGN news report here)
- October 20, 2016 - Nintendo unveils their new console, the Nintendo Switch.
- July 11, 2015Satoru Iwata dies.
- Nintendo president and CEO
- June 30, 2015Club Nintendo is discontinued in North America.
- June 16, 2015E3 2015.
- June 18, 2015 - Nintendo announce and show upcoming games at
- May 28, 2015Splatoon is released for Wii U.
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- March 17, 2015Nintendo NX.
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- February 13, 2015New Nintendo 3DS is released in Europe and North America.
- November 21, 2014Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
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- October 3, 2014Super Smash Bros. for 3DS
- Nintendo release a highly anticipated game,
The 64DD—a disk drive for the Nintendo 64 (below the actual console) that never made it to North America.
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