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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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Donkey Kong (ドンキーコング Donkī Kongu?) is an arcade game that was released by Nintendo in 1981. The game is an early example of the platform genre as the gameplay focuses on maneuvering the main character across a series of platforms while dodging obstacles. The storyline is thin but well-developed for its time. In it, Mario (originally called Jumpman) must rescue a damsel in distress, Pauline, from a giant ape named Donkey Kong. The hero and ape went on to become two of Nintendo's more popular characters.

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... 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

  • July 11, 2015 (2015-07-11) - Nintendo president and CEO Satoru Iwata dies.
  • June 30, 2015 (2015-06-30) - Club Nintendo is discontinued in North America.
  • June 16, 2015 (2015-06-16) - June 18, 2015 (2015-06-18) - Nintendo announce and show upcoming games at E3 2015.
  • May 28, 2015 (2015-05-28) - May 30, 2015 (2015-05-30) - Splatoon is released for Wii U.
  • March 17, 2015 (2015-03-17) - Nintendo announce Nintendo NX.
  • February 13, 2015 (2015-02-13) - New Nintendo 3DS is released in Europe and North America.
  • October 21, 2014 (2014-10-21) - Nintendo release Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
  • October 3, 2014 (2014-10-03) - Nintendo release a highly anticipated game, Super Smash Bros. for 3DS


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The 64DD—a disk drive for the Nintendo 64 (below the actual console) that never made it to North America.


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: New Nintendo 3DS (XL) 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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