Happy 130th Birthday To Nintendo!

1566899686873.png“Otanjoubi Omedetou” to the big ‘N’ themselves – Nintendo! Initially founded in September of 1889 as ‘Nintendo Koppai’ by Fusajiro Yamauchi, they began their long and successful run as a playing card company making ‘Hanafuda’ cards (translation: flower cards) which are used to play a number of different card games in Japan.

In 1947, Fusajiro stepped down to be replaced by his grandson Hiroshi Yamauchi who successfully moved the company’s (now many) products into the international market. In 1963, they changed their name to Nintendo Co. ltd and began to diversify from their playing card heritage with such unusual and somewhat outlandish things as – taxi services, television networks, and (yep, really) love hotels!!

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It wasn’t until the 1970’s that Ninty became the company we now know and love – the family friendly video game giant that has given us such wonderful gaming delights as the Legend of Zelda series, Metroid, and of course the Super Mario Bros games. They have successfully held their head up over the decades through stiff competition from major console manufacturing companies – Sega, Microsoft and Sony, and their current hybrid console – the Nintendo Switch is resolutely outselling the competition on a month to month basis. Happy Birthday Nintendo.


Mario, Zelda and Metroid are copyright: Nintendo.


About Bruce Hodder (formerly known as ArcaneHalloween)

Fanatical about comics, gaming and horror movies... but then isn't everyone?

Posted on September 23, 2019, in Comics, Gaming, Other stuff... and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. You keep handing out great little bits of information. I’m going to share this with my brother who is a long time gamer. He’ll appreciate this.

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  2. How interesting! I had no idea that Nintendo had been around anywhere near that long, and it was cool learning more about their origins and how they’ve changed so much over the years. Awesome post! 😀

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  3. I’m sure you’ve seen HIGH SCORE on Netflix? A wonderful tribute to gamer lore and Nintendo fanatics. It made me feel at home 🙂

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    • I haven’t seen High Score but will definitely seek it out, I don’t watch a great deal of television to be honest, too many comics and video-games to experience! but I’m always open to suggestions, and do love Nintendo… so I’m there! 🙂

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