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Nintendo started in 1889 in Japan. Throughout the years, it tried to encompass many different genres, but settled on an electronics company in 1974. Since then, they have created legendary gaming systems and iconic gaming characters, such as Donkey Kong, Mario and Luigi, amongst others.


  • September 23 1889 - Nintendo Koppai (Later Nintendo Company, Limited) is founded by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce and market the playing card game Hanafuda.
  • October 18 1985 - The Nintendo Entertainment Systemt (NES)Nintendo releases the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in New York. The system is an immediate success and Nintendo launches the game nationwide in February 1986. The NES comes with the Robotic Operating Buddy (R.O.B.) and the Zapper light gun. Eighteen games are available at the launch of the game system, two of which come bundled with the system. The marketing slogan for the NES in North America is “Now You’re Playing With Power!” Price: US$125

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