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Nintendo Co., Ltd.^ Company Info: Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, is one of the industry founders and primary hardware and software providers.
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任天堂株式会社
Type Public
TYO: 7974
Osaka SE: 7974
NASDAQNTDOY
FWB: NTO
Founded September 23, 1889[1]
Headquarters .Original office
Kyoto, Japan
International offices:[2]
Redmond, Washington, United States
Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
Großostheim, Germany
Scoresby, Victoria, Australia
Suzhou, PRC (as iQue, Ltd.
^ (Note: This does NOT include the WWE Universe in Canada and the United States.
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)
Seoul, South Korea
Costa del Este, Argentina (as Latamel Inc.)
São Paulo, Brazil (as Latamel Inc.)
Taiwan, ROC (via Nintendo Co., Ltd. and Haku Yu)
Key people Satoru Iwata: President and CEO
Reggie Fils-Aimé: President and COO of NOA
Shigeru Miyamoto: Game Designer
Conrad Abbott: President of NOC
Rose Lappin: Managing Director of Nintendo Australia
Gunpei Yokoi (deceased): Creator of Game Boy, Game & Watch and Metroid video game series
Hiroshi Yamauchi: Former President and Chairman
Minoru Arakawa: Former head of NOA
Satoru Shibata: President of NOE Satoshi Tajiri: Creator of the Pokémon franchise
Industry Card games (previously)
Video games
Products Game Boy line, Color TV Game, NES, SNES, Virtual Boy, Nintendo 64, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo DS, Wii and various video games
Revenue ¥1.838 trillion (2009)[3]
Operating income ¥555.263 billion (2009)[3]
Net income ¥279.089 billion (2009)[3]
Total assets ¥1.8 trillion (2009)[3]
Employees 4,130 (2009)[3]
Website Nintendo Japan
Nintendo of America
Nintendo of Canada
Nintendo of Europe
Nintendo Australia
Nintendo Phuten
Nintendo of Korea
.This article contains Japanese text. Without proper rendering support, you may see question marks, boxes, or other symbols instead of kanji and kana.^ I asked 5 of my gaming friends from work this question: "If you saw the word "Wii" on the box of a video game console, how would you pronounce it?"
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.Nintendo Co., Ltd. (任天堂株式会社 Nintendō Kabushiki gaisha?) is a multinational corporation located in Kyoto, Japan.^ Company Info: Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, is one of the industry founders and primary hardware and software providers.
  • Nintendo Company Information - GameFAQs 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

Founded on September 23, 1889[1] by Fusajiro Yamauchi, it produced handmade hanafuda cards.[4] By 1963, the company had tried several small niche businesses, such as a cab company and a love hotel.[5]
.Nintendo soon 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.^ Also, Nintendo's controller has been praised by industry professionals and third party game developers alike.
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^ As for "free publicity" the name is giving Nintendo, think about the free publicity Grand Theft Auto gave Rockstar, and you see how well they're turning out, being the most popular video game company to sue and the target of every pointing finger.
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^ Not fully convinced that it's seemingly effortlessly one of the most original and addictive puzzle games of the past several years?
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.Besides video games, Nintendo is also the majority owner of the Seattle Mariners, a Major League Baseball team in Seattle, Washington.^ No doubt that Nintendo is really lost in the video game market, this one will truly hurt them.
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^ Major League Baseball .
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^ Ken Griffey Jr. Presents Major League Baseball .
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According to Nintendo's Touch! .Generations website, the name "Nintendo" translated from Japanese to English means "Leave luck to Heaven".[8] As of October 2, 2008, Nintendo has sold over 470 million hardware units and 2.7 billion software units.^ Company Info: Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, is one of the industry founders and primary hardware and software providers.
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^ Does this new name mean Nintendo will really embrace gaming with others?
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^ Look regardless of the name thats not going to change how bad or good the console will be.The console can have the name Nintendo's new Shit console as long as the console is good Im sold.
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History

Former headquarters plate, from when Nintendo was solely a playing card company

As a card company (since 1889)

.Nintendo was founded as a card company in late 1889, originally named "Nintendo Koppai". Based in Kyoto, Japan, the business produced and marketed a playing card game called Hanafuda.^ I've not found people who call it "Nintendo Entertainment System", nor do they say each letter seperately like "N E S", they litereally say NES or SNES or something.
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^ A Posted: 2006-04-27 14:47:38.7 "Hey guys, let's go play Wii" "Introducing the newest game for the Nintendo Wii."
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^ Called Chronometer , and based, said Delay, on a long time Introversion idea, it was due to become the company's most ambitious game.
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The handmade cards soon became popular, and Yamauchi hired assistants to mass produce cards to satisfy demand. Nintendo continues to manufacture playing cards in Japan[10] and organizes its own contract bridge tournament called the "Nintendo Cup".[11]

New ventures (1956–1975)

In 1956, Hiroshi Yamauchi (the grandson of Fusajiro Yamauchi) visited the U.S. to talk with the United States Playing Card Company, the dominant playing card manufacturer in that country. .He found that the world's biggest company in his business was only using a small office.^ WWE makes Forbes "Best" list October 13, 2008 World Wrestling Entertainment has made Forbes’ 2008 list of “200 Best Small Companies.” Read More...
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This was a turning point, where Yamauchi realized the limitations of the playing card business. .He then gained access to Disney's characters and put them on the playing cards to drive sales.^ The experience of flying in Zelda was like gaining access to the Disneyland Magic Kingdom underbelly or peeking behind the stage of a play.
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The Nintendo Love Tester
In 1963, Yamauchi renamed Nintendo Playing Card Company Limited to Nintendo Company, Limited. The company then began to experiment in other areas of business using the newly injected capital. .During this period of time between 1963 and 1968, Nintendo set up a taxi company, a "love hotel" chain, a TV network and a food company (trying to sell instant rice, similar to instant noodles).^ We prob will have to live with it, but honestly, I will buy one now, but I think i am done trying to explain or stick up for nintendo to my friends about this name.
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^ Nintendo Company Information - GameFAQs GameFAQs Email Password Sign Up .
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All these ventures eventually failed, and after the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, playing card sales dropped, leaving Nintendo with 60 yen in stocks.
In 1966, Nintendo moved into the Japanese toy industry with the Ultra Hand, an extending arm developed by its maintenance engineer Gunpei Yokoi in his free time. .Yokoi was moved from maintenance to the new "Nintendo Games" department as a product developer.^ A curated selection of original 8-bit Nintendo cartridges given new labels by the local finest design houses and illustrators, each imagining games never created.
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^ While it has a totally unique name, which plays into Nintendo's new approach toward games....
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^ Does this new name mean Nintendo will really embrace gaming with others?
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.Nintendo continued to produce popular toys, including the Ultra Machine, Love Tester and the Kousenjuu series of light gun games.^ Now, in a site first that will launch a continuing series, Epperson has given Offworld permission to reprint the game's concept art in glorious full-resolution .
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Despite some successful products, Nintendo struggled to meet the fast development and manufacturing turnaround required of the toy market, and fell behind the well-established companies such as Bandai and Tomy.
.In 1973, the focus shifted to family entertainment venues with the Laser Clay Shooting System, using the same light gun technology used in Nintendo's Kousenjuu series of toys, and set up in abandoned bowling alleys.^ To coincide with the HD broadcast, a revolutionary new set – made up of HD video screens – will be used for all three WWE brands.
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^ "Playstation", "Gamecube", "Xbox", they're all pretty ridiculous for the same reason and I'll miss that asanine naming system in Nintendo's Wii.
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^ Who knows, Nintendo may stick their guns and we'll get used to it, or they'll switch back.
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.Following some success, Nintendo developed several more light gun machines for the emerging arcade scene.^ If nintendo was smart they would either a) keep it revolution or b) call it N.E.S. and play the nostalgia factor up some more.
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.While the Laser Clay Shooting System ranges had to be shut down following excessive costs, Nintendo had found a new market.^ I've not found people who call it "Nintendo Entertainment System", nor do they say each letter seperately like "N E S", they litereally say NES or SNES or something.
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^ And 1up.com, I dont know how much cash Nintendo gave you to market this system under its new name, but its hard to believe anyone would look at the name Wii and be impressed.
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^ Don't get me wrong, I'm excited about the system but nintendo must have the worst marketing team ever.
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Electronic era (since 1975)

.In 1974, Nintendo secured the rights to distribute the Magnavox Odyssey home video game console in Japan.^ Gamefly is the largest online video game rental service and offers you a choice from over 6,000 new and classic titles across all consoles and handhelds.
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.In 1977, Nintendo began producing its own Color TV Game home video game consoles.^ And Wii, as a name and a console, brings something revolutionary to the world of video games that sets it apart from the crowd.
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^ Either way, Nintendo is going to hold their own in this "console war" that all fanboys (this includes the XB, Sony and Nin fanboys) created.
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^ I asked 5 of my gaming friends from work this question: "If you saw the word "Wii" on the box of a video game console, how would you pronounce it?"
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.Four versions of these consoles were produced, each playing variations on a single game (for example, Color TV Game 6 featured six versions of Light Tennis).^ ON TV.com : CONAN to NBC: Thanks But No Thanks Home What's New Contribute Features Boards My Games Answers Help .
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.A student product developer named Shigeru Miyamoto was hired by Nintendo at this time.^ This time it's a programmer named Chris Delay, the man who is the algorithmic heart of independent developer/publisher Introversion .
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.He worked for Yokoi, and one of his first tasks was to design the casing for several of the Color TV Game consoles.^ Not fully convinced that it's seemingly effortlessly one of the most original and addictive puzzle games of the past several years?
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^ Says Edmund McMillen of the first work-in-progress shot of his WiiWare remake of Newgrounds flash game Meat Boy (WiiWare at left, original on the right): .
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^ I asked 5 of my gaming friends from work this question: "If you saw the word "Wii" on the box of a video game console, how would you pronounce it?"
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.Miyamoto went on to create some of Nintendo's most famous video games and become one of the most recognizable faces in the video game industry.^ Not fully convinced that it's seemingly effortlessly one of the most original and addictive puzzle games of the past several years?
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^ Nintendo is bent on starting some kind of gaming revolution.
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^ Called Chronometer , and based, said Delay, on a long time Introversion idea, it was due to become the company's most ambitious game.
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.In 1975, Nintendo moved into the video arcade game industry with EVR Race, designed by their first game designer, Genyo Takeda,[12] and several more titles followed.^ Gamefly is the largest online video game rental service and offers you a choice from over 6,000 new and classic titles across all consoles and handhelds.
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^ Sit quietly and Gridwalker slowly drips out its subtle tones, but move into a noisy crowd and it responds in kind with a more hyper pitched composition.
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^ BlakeFOTM Posted: 2006-04-27 12:57:27.137 I'd rather say "That game looks great, I hope it's gonna be on The Nintendo" I't gonna be REALLY hard to introduce the word "Wii" into my everday word use.
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.Nintendo had some small success with this venture, but the release of Donkey Kong in 1981, designed by Miyamoto, changed Nintendo's fortunes dramatically.^ And yes, while it may alienate some hardcore gamers, other hardcore gamers are not so superficial that a simple name change will move them away from buying a Nintendo Wii.
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^ Nintendo's first party games include such franchises as Mario, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, and Pokmon.
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The success of the game and many licensing opportunities (such as ports on the Atari 2600, Intellivision and ColecoVision) gave Nintendo a huge boost in profit.
.In 1980, Nintendo launched Game & Watch, a handheld video game series developed by Yokoi, to worldwide success.^ Gamefly is the largest online video game rental service and offers you a choice from over 6,000 new and classic titles across all consoles and handhelds.
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^ This week in Video Games: The third game in the Red Faction franchise from Volition, Red Faction: Guerrilla completely redefines the series.
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^ Above and below, Offworld and Boing Boing Video present featured interviews conducted during the recent Game Developer Conference in San Francisco.
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.In 1983, Nintendo launched the Family Computer (commonly called by its shortened name "Famicom") home video game console in Japan alongside ports of its most popular arcade titles.^ Gamefly is the largest online video game rental service and offers you a choice from over 6,000 new and classic titles across all consoles and handhelds.
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^ In this exclusive DVD, viewers can see Hennig’s music videos, vignettes of some of his most memorable wrestling matches, and never before seen family photos and home videos.
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^ SquareEnix's other game of the Microsoft preview -- the wonderfully titled 0 day Attack on Earth -- is also another Xbox Live Arcade dual-stick shooter.
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In 1985, the console launched in North America as the Nintendo Entertainment System, and was accompanied by Super Mario Bros.. .In 1989, Yokoi developed the Game Boy handheld video game console.^ And Wii, as a name and a console, brings something revolutionary to the world of video games that sets it apart from the crowd.
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^ Above and below, Offworld and Boing Boing Video present featured interviews conducted during the recent Game Developer Conference in San Francisco.
  • Offworld: April 2009 Archives 14 January 2010 11:48 UTC www.offworld.com [Source type: General]

^ I asked 5 of my gaming friends from work this question: "If you saw the word "Wii" on the box of a video game console, how would you pronounce it?"
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.Nintendo is the longest-surviving video game console manufacturer to date.^ Gamefly is the largest online video game rental service and offers you a choice from over 6,000 new and classic titles across all consoles and handhelds.
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^ And Wii, as a name and a console, brings something revolutionary to the world of video games that sets it apart from the crowd.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ I asked 5 of my gaming friends from work this question: "If you saw the word "Wii" on the box of a video game console, how would you pronounce it?"
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

.The Nintendo Entertainment System was superseded by the Super Famicom, known outside Japan as the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES).^ I've not found people who call it "Nintendo Entertainment System", nor do they say each letter seperately like "N E S", they litereally say NES or SNES or something.
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^ Vydání systému Famicom (Nintendo Entertainment System) v Japonsku, poprvé se světelným perem (light-gun) a hlasovým rozlišením .
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^ I cant believe the SNES will be the last decent system we will see from them and I am beyond pissed with Nintendo for abandoning their lifetime fanbase and trying to make us swallow this Horse****!
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.This was Nintendo's console of the 16-bit 4th generation, and its main rival was the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis.^ Personally, I fell that PS3 and the XboX 360 are going to lay the Nintendo's Wii to rest in the console graveyard of total failures of Research and Development, just like the 8 -bit and 16- bit systems of times past.
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^ Asifx Posted: 2006-04-28 00:03:10.34 This new nintendo console name is a wii bit weird.
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^ Still...I've been known to be a bit of a Nintendo fangirl...but I've gotta admit that this is the STUPIDEST console name ever.
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A fierce console war[13] ensued, where the SNES was victorious. .The SNES eventually sold 49.10 million consoles,[14] around 20 million more than the Mega Drive.^ It is expected that fans will converge on Orlando from all 50 states and more than 20 different countries.
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^ WWE reached more than 16 million viewers domestically last week, an increase of 19% year to year.
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^ A trial version available on their site : I spent far more time than I'd like to admit running around and hugging various creatures.
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.The Nintendo 64, most notable for its 3D graphics capabilities, introduced the analog stick and built-in multiplayer for up to four players, instead of two.^ We prob will have to live with it, but honestly, I will buy one now, but I think i am done trying to explain or stick up for nintendo to my friends about this name.
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.It also introduced the Rumble Pak, an enhancement that produced force feedback, which was the first such device in the history of home console gaming, and has become an industry standard.^ Names such as Google, Yahoo, and iPod have become not just everyday conversational words, but also standards in the industry.
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^ Nintendo's first party games include such franchises as Mario, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, and Pokmon.
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.The Nintendo GameCube followed, and was the first Nintendo console to use optical disc storage instead of cartridges.^ "Wii" is worse than nintendo's condename of "Dolphin" for the gamecube and obviously that name did not make it onto the console.
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[16] .The most recent home console, the Wii, uses motion sensing controllers[17] and has online functionality (although the GameCube did also have some basic online capabilities), used for services such as Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, Virtual Console and WiiWare.^ Plus: Nintendo's controller add-on, the Wii Motion Plus, has launched.
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^ Gamefly is the largest online video game rental service and offers you a choice from over 6,000 new and classic titles across all consoles and handhelds.
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^ Díky službě Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection se budou moci hráči po celém světě ponořit do půvabu on-line hraní!
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Handheld console history

.After the Game & Watch, the handheld development continued with the Game Boy, the Game Boy Pocket and Game Boy Color, each differing in minor aspects.^ Previously: GDC video: Watch the 2009 Independent Games Festival Awards - Offworld GDC video: Watch the 2009 Game Developer Choice Awards - Offworld .
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.The Game Boy, the best-selling handheld and second best-selling console of all time, continued for more than a decade until the release of the Game Boy Advance, featuring technical specifications similar to the SNES. The Game Boy Advance SP, a frontlit, flip-screen version, introduced a rechargeable, built-in battery, instead of using AA batteries like its predecessors.^ Second of all, "360" is the gayest console name of all time.
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^ The price is what an individual would receive for buying or selling a used copy of the game.

^ Gamefly is the largest online video game rental service and offers you a choice from over 6,000 new and classic titles across all consoles and handhelds.
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.The Game Boy Micro was released in 2005, after the Nintendo DS's release, but did not sell as well as its predecessors.^ DS game Nintendo never made.
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.The Nintendo DS Lite, a remake of the DS, improved several features of the original model, including the battery life and screen brightness.^ Nintendo DS Lite Browser+memory Expansio .
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.It was designed to be sleeker, more beautiful, and more aesthetically pleasing than the original, in order to appeal to a broader audience.^ They should be trying to appeal to more than just kids and niche gamers, even if it IS their style.
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[19] .On November 1, 2008, Nintendo released, in Japan, the Nintendo DSi, an improved version featuring larger screens, improved sound quality, an AAC music player and two cameras—one on the outside and one facing the user.^ Company Info: Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, is one of the industry founders and primary hardware and software providers.
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^ Its not a great name by any stretch, but I think substance and content make a console great and not its name, b/c lets face it Playstation is no better an name than any of Nintendo's bad ones.
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[20] It was released in the USA, Europe, and Australia at the start of April, 2009.
.The most recent Nintendo handheld console is the Nintendo DSi XL, which was released on November 21, 2009 in Japan.^ Posted: 2006-04-27 13:21:18.18 Nintendo had a perfectly good name for the console and now they want to go and name it "Wii"??
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^ I'm convinced with every new official press release from Nintendo that this will be their last console ever as these blunders will bleed them dry.
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In North America and Europe, it will be known as Nintendo DSi XL and will be released in these regions during the first quarter of 2010.[21]

Offices and locations

The exterior of Nintendo's main headquarters in Kyoto, Japan
The Nintendo of America headquarters in Redmond, Washington
.Nintendo Company, Limited (NCL) is based in Minami-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan (34°58′11.89″N 135°45′22.33″E / 34.9699694°N 135.7562028°E / 34.9699694; 135.7562028).^ Nintendo Co., Ltd of Kyoto, Japan je špičkovou, celosvětově uznávanou a respektovanou veličinou na poli interaktivní herní zábavy.
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Its pre-2000 office, now its research and development building, is located in Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan (34°58′29.00″N 135°46′10.48″E / 34.97472°N 135.7695778°E / 34.97472; 135.7695778). Its original Kyoto headquarters can still be found at (34°59′30.03″N 135°45′58.66″E / 34.991675°N 135.7662944°E / 34.991675; 135.7662944). Nintendo of America, Incorporated (NOA), its American division, is based in Redmond, Washington. It has distribution centers in Atlanta, Georgia (Nintendo Atlanta) and North Bend, Washington (Nintendo North Bend). Nintendo of Canada, Limited (NOCL) is based in Vancouver, BC, with its distribution center in Toronto, Ontario. Nintendo Australia Pty Ltd (NAL) is based in Melbourne, Victoria. It handles the distribution, sales and marketing of Nintendo products in Australia and New Zealand. It also manufactures some of the Wii games locally. Nintendo of Europe is based in Großostheim (established in 1990),[22] Germany. .iQue, Ltd., a Chinese joint venture between its founder, Doctor Wei Yen, and Nintendo, manufactures and distributes official Nintendo consoles and games for the mainland Chinese market, under the iQue brand.^ We've known for a while Nintendo would be renaming their Revolution console, but the name's been shrouded in mystery -- the company even allowed publications to reveal high-profile games like Red Steel under the Revolution banner.
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^ We have to pull together and FAST. http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/webform.jsp Game Console names are always dumb--hello!
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^ At least Nintendo can survive off their handheld line and when they take the Sega route when they bow out of the console market next round and only produce games.
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Nintendo also established Nintendo of Korea (NoK) on July 7, 2006.

Policy

Emulation

.Nintendo is known for a "no tolerance" stance against emulation of its video games and consoles, stating that it is the single largest threat to the intellectual rights of video game developers.^ Gamefly is the largest online video game rental service and offers you a choice from over 6,000 new and classic titles across all consoles and handhelds.
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^ And Wii, as a name and a console, brings something revolutionary to the world of video games that sets it apart from the crowd.
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^ No all game developers and publishers are thinking of is money and will the game sell on said system.
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[23] .It claims that copyright-like rights in mask works protect its games from the exceptions that United States copyright law otherwise provides for backup copies.^ The Wii is not going to bring the whole family together to play games like it claims, because families have never come together to play games.
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^ Says Edmund McMillen of the first work-in-progress shot of his WiiWare remake of Newgrounds flash game Meat Boy (WiiWare at left, original on the right): .
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^ Gone public knowledge on this game shooting right to I did not really enjoy the same and you might not like I got Denny just -- to a guy."
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.Nintendo uses the claim that emulators running on personal computers have no use other than to play pirated video games, contested by some who say these emulators have been used to develop and test independently produced "homebrew" software on Nintendo's platforms, and that Nintendo's claims contradict copyright laws, mainly that ROM image copiers are illegal (they actually are legal if used to dump unprotected ROM images on to a user's computer for personal use, per 17 U.S.C. § 117(a)(1) and foreign counterparts).^ Cabin in the woods type place -- was off some who is seen by their team and I haven't no I don't want to survive but it was good.
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^ A better demonstration of MP would have been for them to play 'disc golf', but they may not have even known it was in the game.
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^ Who -- these are -- the way not Al Nasr is saying is that once you do it and then you hit you wanna game.
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[24] This stance is largely apocryphal, however; Nintendo remains the only modern console manufacturer which has not sued an emulator manufacturer (the most public example being Sony vs. the bleem company).
.Emulators have been used by Nintendo and licensed third party companies as a means to re-release older games.^ The third place winner will win an ATI Radeon HD 4850 graphics card, second place will win the same and a BattleForge T-shirt, and the grand prize winner will receive an ATI Radeon HD 4870 , BattleForge T-shirt, and have their submitted legend used in the game on its release.
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^ For a company to release a game set in a battle that is still fresh in the minds of many seems disrespectful and unnecessary.
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^ Nintendo is a Japanese company, and I know what you're gonna say next if you reply.
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Content guidelines

.For many years, Nintendo had a policy of strict content guidelines for video games published on its consoles.^ Gamefly is the largest online video game rental service and offers you a choice from over 6,000 new and classic titles across all consoles and handhelds.
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^ Its not a great name by any stretch, but I think substance and content make a console great and not its name, b/c lets face it Playstation is no better an name than any of Nintendo's bad ones.
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^ I asked 5 of my gaming friends from work this question: "If you saw the word "Wii" on the box of a video game console, how would you pronounce it?"
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.Although Nintendo Japan allowed graphic violence in its video games, nudity and sexuality were strictly prohibited.^ Announced just two weeks before E3 allows Nintendo to get much public attention just before E3 and then allows more consumer attention to be drawn to thier games during E3.
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^ No doubt that Nintendo is really lost in the video game market, this one will truly hurt them.
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.Former Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi believed that if the company allowed the licensing of pornographic games, the company's image would be forever tarnished.^ Announced just two weeks before E3 allows Nintendo to get much public attention just before E3 and then allows more consumer attention to be drawn to thier games during E3.
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^ We've known for a while Nintendo would be renaming their Revolution console, but the name's been shrouded in mystery -- the company even allowed publications to reveal high-profile games like Red Steel under the Revolution banner.
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[25] Nintendo of America and Nintendo of Europe went further in that games released for Nintendo consoles could not feature nudity, sexuality, profanity (including racism, sexism or slurs), blood, graphic or domestic violence, drugs, political messages or religious symbols (with the exception of widely unpracticed religions, such as the Greek Pantheon).[26] The Japanese parent company was concerned that it may be viewed as a "Japanese Invasion" if it introduced adult content to North American and European children. .U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman praised this zero tolerance policy, but others criticized the policy, claiming that gamers should be allowed to choose the content they want to see.^ They have neat and innovative ideas, I hope this one really pans out I do not want to see nintendo go the way of sega.
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^ As Chris Kohler put it very clearly, if Nintendo had to choose between the casual and the core gamers, they would choose the casual...
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^ They should be trying to appeal to more than just kids and niche gamers, even if it IS their style.
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.Despite the strict guidelines, some exceptions have occurred: Bionic Commando, Smash TV and Golgo 13: Top Secret Episode contained blood and violence, the latter also contained implied sexuality and tobacco use; River City Ransom and Taboo: The Sixth Sense contained nudity, and the latter also contained religious images, as did The Legend of Zelda, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, and Castlevania II and III.^ Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (gray grey) .
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^ Golgo 13 Top Secret Episode .
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^ River City Ransom .
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.A known side effect of this policy was the Sega Genesis version of Mortal Kombat selling over double the number of Nintendo's Super NES version, mainly because Nintendo had forced publisher Acclaim to recolor the red blood to look like white sweat and replace some of the more gory attacks in its release of the game.^ Wii or us or them is still gonna have FUN games much like my DS Release date??
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^ I've not found people who call it "Nintendo Entertainment System", nor do they say each letter seperately like "N E S", they litereally say NES or SNES or something.
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^ So everytime you pretend you like the name because your a Nintendo fanboy..
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By contrast, Sega allowed blood and gore to remain in the Genesis version (though the Genesis version of the game required a code to unlock the gore). Nintendo allowed the Super NES version of Mortal Kombat II to ship uncensored the following year with a content warning on the packaging.[27]
.In 1994, when the ESRB and in 2003, the PEGI video game ratings systems were introduced, Nintendo chose to abolish most of these policies in favor of consumers making their own choices about the content of the games they played.^ As for "free publicity" the name is giving Nintendo, think about the free publicity Grand Theft Auto gave Rockstar, and you see how well they're turning out, being the most popular video game company to sue and the target of every pointing finger.
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^ Gamefly is the largest online video game rental service and offers you a choice from over 6,000 new and classic titles across all consoles and handhelds.
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^ I've not found people who call it "Nintendo Entertainment System", nor do they say each letter seperately like "N E S", they litereally say NES or SNES or something.
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Today, changes to the content of games are done primarily by the game's developer or, occasionally, at the request of Nintendo. .The only clear-set rule is that ESRB AO-rated games will not be licensed on Nintendo consoles in North America,[28] a practice which is also enforced by Sony and Microsoft.^ From my exhaustive study of the rules of football, you can only win if someone makes a projectile hit a target, and that to me is a shooting game.
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^ Sony has taken tomorrow's Earth Day as cause to announce that Sony Japan's previously mentioned original PS3 downloadable trash-stacking puzzle game Gomibako to North America as Trash Panic .
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.Nintendo has since allowed several mature-content games to be published on its consoles, including: Perfect Dark, Conker's Bad Fur Day, Doom and Doom 64, BMX XXX, the Resident Evil series, killer7, Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem, BloodRayne, Geist and Dementium: The Ward.^ Trailer for Platinum Games' Vanquish The new game from the creator of Resident Evil.
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^ It looks to be nintendo:s first seriously kick-ass machine since the Super Famicon.
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^ I thought that "The Revolution" fit the console perfect, but leave it to Nintendo to leave us scratching our heads and wondering what Wii really is.
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Certain games have continued to be modified, however. .For example, Konami was forced to remove all references to cigarettes in the 2000 Game Boy Color game Metal Gear Solid (although the previous NES version of Metal Gear and the subsequent Gamecube game Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes both included cigarettes, as did Wii title MadWorld), and maiming and blood were removed from the Nintendo 64 port of Cruis'n USA.^ Snake's Revenge (Metal Gear sequel) .
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^ Gamefly is the largest online video game rental service and offers you a choice from over 6,000 new and classic titles across all consoles and handhelds.
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^ But that optimism is short lived: Delay makes casual and foreboding reference to signing a deal with Pinnacle for a DS version of their thermonuclear war game Defcon , a deal we all now know has since gone under .
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[29] .Another example is in the Game Boy Advance game Mega Man Zero 3, in which one of the bosses, Hellbat Schilt in the Japanese and European releases, was renamed Devilbat Schilt in the U.S. localization.^ Mega Man Zero .
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.In the U.S. releases of the Mega Man Zero games, enemies and bosses killed with a saber attack would not gush blood as they do in the Japanese versions.^ A better demonstration of MP would have been for them to play 'disc golf', but they may not have even known it was in the game.
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^ Mega Man Zero .
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.However, the release of the Wii has ensued in a number of even more controversial, mature titles, such as Manhunt 2, No More Heroes, The House of the Dead: Overkill and MadWorld, the latter three of which are published exclusively for the console.^ No More Heroes 2 Review Leaner, meaner, and pretty much what a sequel should be.
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^ I plan on buying the 'Wii' but I still prefer the 'Revolution' title much more.
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^ No More Heroes .
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.The Nintendo DS also has its own violent games, such as Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, Dementium: The Ward "Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3" and Resident Evil: Deadly Silence.^ Ultimate Mortal Kombat .
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^ Grand Theft Auto .
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^ Resident Evil: Deadly Silence .
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License guidelines

Nintendo of America also had guidelines in 1993 for its licensees for them to make games for the Nintendo Entertainment System, in addition to the above content guidelines:[25]
.
  • Licensees were not permitted to release the same game for a competing console until two years had passed.
  • Nintendo would decide how many cartridges would be supplied to the licensee.
  • Nintendo would decide how much space would be dedicated for articles, advertising, etc.^ Ngmoco are adding new information to the site every Monday until the game's release, and this week they've started with two new characters, now given more distinct personalities than the first game's cast.
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    ^ For a company to release a game set in a battle that is still fresh in the minds of many seems disrespectful and unnecessary.
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    in .Nintendo Power.
  • There was a minimum number of cartridges which had to be ordered by the licensee from Nintendo.
  • There was a yearly limit of five games that a licensee may produce for a Nintendo console.^ Wii love Nintendo, but there is a limit...
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    ^ We have to pull together and FAST. http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/webform.jsp Game Console names are always dumb--hello!
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    ^ At least Nintendo can survive off their handheld line and when they take the Sega route when they bow out of the console market next round and only produce games.
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    This rule was made due to caution of over saturation which caused the North American video game crash of 1983.
.Konami wanted to produce more games for Nintendo consoles, yet the last rule restricted them.^ One More Go: Wipeout , or The Single Best Games Console You Never Bought .
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^ One More Go: Wipeout, or The Single Best Games Console You Never Bought .
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As a result, Konami formed both Ultra Games and, later, Palcom to produce more games.[25] This disadvantaged smaller or beginning companies, as they could not form additional companies at will. .Also, Square (now Square Enix) executives have suggested that the price of publishing games on the Nintendo 64 along with the degree of censorship and control that Nintendo enforced over its games—most notably Final Fantasy VI—were factors in moving its games to Sony's PlayStation console.^ Microsoft recently held a press conference in Japan to show the growing local support for its Xbox 360 and Xbox Live Arcade service, and, surprisingly, it was Square Enix who came away with the most interesting developments of the show, and -- even more surprisingly -- they had nothing to do with Final Fantasy or RPGs in general.
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^ DS games out now - release dates - Nintendo Life .
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^ One Thousand Stars: the actual final fantasy of the now-defunct Black Comets .
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[citation needed]

Seal of Quality

Nintendo's Official Seal of Quality in NTSC regions
.The Nintendo Seal of Quality (currently Official Nintendo Seal in NTSC regions) is a gold seal first used by Nintendo of America, and later Nintendo of Europe, displayed on any game licensed for use on one of its video game consoles, denoting the game has been properly licensed by Nintendo (and, in theory, checked for quality).^ Gamefly is the largest online video game rental service and offers you a choice from over 6,000 new and classic titles across all consoles and handhelds.
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^ And Wii, as a name and a console, brings something revolutionary to the world of video games that sets it apart from the crowd.
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^ I asked 5 of my gaming friends from work this question: "If you saw the word "Wii" on the box of a video game console, how would you pronounce it?"
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It is a golden starburst with the text "Original Nintendo Seal of Quality" or "Official Nintendo Seal". The starburst is circular in PAL regions, such as Europe and Australia, and elliptical for NTSC regions.
.Gamers understandably were wary of game makers when the Nintendo Entertainment System came out in 1985. The 10NES lockout chip solved the problem of controlling access to the console, but there was the issue of customer confidence.^ I've not found people who call it "Nintendo Entertainment System", nor do they say each letter seperately like "N E S", they litereally say NES or SNES or something.
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^ I don't think major game publishers are freaking out saying "O God The System is Now Named Wii.
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^ If nintendo is going to pull this off, they MUST have a good online system otherwise I dont forsee a good future for thier consoles.
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Publishers were also encouraged to create high-quality titles in other ways. Each publisher was only allowed five releases per year (with certain exceptions),[30]
Originally, for NTSC countries, the seal was a large, black and gold circular starburst. The seal read as follows: "This seal is your assurance that NINTENDO has approved and guaranteed the quality of this product." .This seal was later altered in 1988; "approved and guaranteed" was changed to "evaluated and approved". In 1989, the seal became gold and white, like it currently appears, with a shortened phrase, "Official Nintendo Seal of Quality". It was changed in 2003 to read "Official Nintendo Seal" rather than "Official Nintendo Seal of Quality". Currently, the seal makes no guarantee of quality software, instead referring to the fact that the item is published or licensed by Nintendo.^ Visual quality has improved (you know, no more black and white, things are in color now, they look real, stuff like that) Audio quality has improved (now the spaceship sounds like it flying behind you and stuff, man, 5.1 is great.
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^ Would rather play out here than I would like country sixty with a controller slot and also sad like to see somebody who actually plays golf to see if it does."
  • Revision3 > The Totally Rad Show > Episode 118: Periodd - Year One, Wii Motion Plus, Red Faction:... - iPhone, jack black, Michael Cera 22 January 2010 10:42 UTC revision3.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If you apply the name change to advertising opportunities rather than the revolution you can see how this would be a far more accessible name to the general public.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ a b "Company History" (in Japanese). Nintendo. http://www.nintendo.co.jp/corporate/outline/index.html. Retrieved 2006-07-29. 
  2. ^ "International Distributors - Company List". Nintendo. http://www.nintendo.com/corp/distributors_international.jsp. Retrieved 2008-11-17. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Nintendo's Earnings Release: Fiscal Year ended March 31, 2009
  4. ^ "Company History". Nintendo. http://www.nintendo.com/corp/history.jsp. Retrieved 2006-06-04. 
  5. ^ "Nintendo History Lesson: The Lucky Birth". N-Sider. http://www.n-sider.com/contentview.php?contentid=34. Retrieved 2006-06-04. 
  6. ^ Reuters: Nintendo sets $85 bln high score, thanks to Wii, Nintendo DS
  7. ^ Nintendo - Company Profile
  8. ^ Touch! Generations
  9. ^ Nintendo (2008-10-02). "Nintendo's holiday 2008: Wii Speak Channel, Club Nintendo, more surprises". Press release. http://www.nintendo.ca/cgi-bin/usersite/display_info.cgi?lang=en&pageNum=9&id=1955846. Retrieved 2009-01-17. 
  10. ^ "nintendo's card game product". nintendo. http://www.nintendo.co.jp/n09/index.html. Retrieved 2009. 
  11. ^ "list of japan contract bridge league tounaments" (in japanese). jcbl. http://www.jcbl.or.jp/english/tournament.html. Retrieved 2005. 
  12. ^ "Iwata Asks-Punch-Out!!". Nintendo. http://us.wii.com/iwata_asks/punchout/vol1_page1.jsp. Retrieved 2009-07-07. 
  13. ^ Kent (2001), p. 431. "Sonic was an immediate hit, and many consumers who had been loyally waiting for Super NES to arrive now decided to purchase Genesis.... The fiercest competition in the history of video games was about to begin."
  14. ^ "Consolidated Sales Transition by Region" (PDF). Nintendo. 2010-01-27. http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/library/historical_data/pdf/consolidated_sales_e0912.pdf. Retrieved 2010-02-14. 
  15. ^ Buchanan, Levi (2008-04-03). "IGN: Happy Birthday, Rumble Pak". IGN. http://retro.ign.com/articles/864/864231p1.html. Retrieved 2008-09-12. 
  16. ^ ""Nintendo - Corporate Information - Company History". Nintendo. http://www.nintendo.com/corp/history.jsp. Retrieved 2009-07-24. 
  17. ^ ""Controllers at Nintendo :: Wii :: What Is Wii?"". http://www.nintendo.com/wii/what/controllers#remote. Retrieved 2009-08-04. 
  18. ^ ""Wii + Internet at Nintendo :: Wii"". http://www.nintendo.com/wii/internet. Retrieved 2009-08-04. 
  19. ^ Rojas, Peter (2006-02-20). "The Engadget Interview: Reggie Fils-Aime, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Nintendo". Engadget. http://www.engadget.com/2006/02/20/the-engadget-interview-reggie-fils-aime-executive-vice-preside/. Retrieved 2009-07-24. 
  20. ^ ""Explore Nintendo DSi"". http://www.nintendodsi.com/meet-dsi.jsp. Retrieved 2009-07-24. 
  21. ^ Roberts, Dave (2010-01-14). "Nintendo DSi XL to launch on March 5th". MCV. Intent Media. http://www.mcvuk.com/news/37129/DSi-XL-gets-March-5th-launch. Retrieved 2010-01-30. 
  22. ^ ""Corporate - Nintendo"". http://www.nintendo.co.uk/NOE/en_GB/corporate_10102.html. Retrieved 2009-07-24. 
  23. ^ ""Nintendo - Corporate Information - Legal Information (Copyrights, Emulators, ROMs, etc.)". http://www.nintendo.com/corp/legal.jsp#roms. Retrieved 2009-07-24. 
  24. ^ 17 U.S.C. § 117
  25. ^ a b c Game Over, David Sheff, 1993.
  26. ^ Nintendo of America Content Guidelines
  27. ^ Mortal Kombat II cover artwork at MobyGames
  28. ^ Nintendo of America Customer Service – Nintendo Buyer's Guide
  29. ^ "IGN: Nintendo to censor Cruis'n". 1996-10-08. http://ign64.ign.com/articles/060/060333p1.html. Retrieved 2009-07-24. 
  30. ^ D. Sheff: "Game Over", p. 215. CyberActive Media Group, 1999.

References

  • Kent, Steven L. (2001). .The Ultimate History of Video Games: The Story Behind the Craze that Touched our Lives and Changed the World.^ And Wii, as a name and a console, brings something revolutionary to the world of video games that sets it apart from the crowd.
    • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

    ^ As you work your way through the game world you can subvert the seriousness, the story, and the philosophy itself through your play.
    • Offworld: April 2009 Archives 14 January 2010 11:48 UTC www.offworld.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The update, which according to the official site is set to go live April 28th, will bring a number of changes to the game, including new hairstyles for BOY's house (!
    • Offworld: April 2009 Archives 14 January 2010 11:48 UTC www.offworld.com [Source type: General]

    Roseville, California: Prima Publishing. ISBN 0-7615-3643-4.
     

External links


Quotes

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

.Nintendo is a multinational corporation founded on September 23, 1889 in Kyoto, Japan by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce handmade hanafuda cards.^ Company Info: Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, is one of the industry founders and primary hardware and software providers.
  • Nintendo Company Information - GameFAQs 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

^ Nintendo Co., Ltd of Kyoto, Japan je špičkovou, celosvětově uznávanou a respektovanou veličinou na poli interaktivní herní zábavy.
  • O spolecnosti | .:: NINTENDO - CONQUEST entertainment a.s. ::. 14 January 2010 11:48 UTC www.nintendods.cz [Source type: General]

In the mid-twentieth century, the company tried several small niche businesses, such as a love hotel and a taxi company. .Over the years, it became a video game company, growing into one of the most powerful in the industry.^ Company Info: Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, is one of the industry founders and primary hardware and software providers.
  • Nintendo Company Information - GameFAQs 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

^ Do you have the vital video game skills to defeat thousands of competitors in one of the largest online wrestling game tournaments ever?
  • WWE: Inside WWE > News 9 February 2010 16:016 UTC www.wwe.com [Source type: General]

^ Richard Lemarchand's microtalks turned out to be one of the finest and most inspiring sessions of GDC, and the one session archetype I hope will turn into a new long-lasting tradition.
  • Offworld: April 2009 Archives 14 January 2010 11:48 UTC www.offworld.com [Source type: General]

Contents

Sourced

  • "My Name is Reggie. I'm about kicking ass and taking names -- and We're about making Games."
  • "A game that keeps a smile on the player's face is a wonderful thing. .Nintendo's theme for 2006 will be 'Create new fun.'^ Posted: 2006-04-27 13:54:20.027 I tink the name really shows the new directiom that nintendo is going for,good luck for nintendo.
    • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

    ^ A curated selection of original 8-bit Nintendo cartridges given new labels by the local finest design houses and illustrators, each imagining games never created.
    • Offworld: April 2009 Archives 14 January 2010 11:48 UTC www.offworld.com [Source type: General]

    ^ StriderKuja Posted: 2006-04-27 19:41:07.933 I:m not a nintendo fan, and I hate the new controller, but I AM rooting for them this time around.
    • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

    .Spread the fun of games to everyone.^ Deck the halls with downloadable fun this week as Nintendo offers 11 new games to engage and entertain everyone in the household.
    • Wii Caf� 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.wiicafe.com [Source type: General]

    .To do this, we must return to the beginning, to recapture the essence that made people who enjoy games even now enjoy them in the first place."^ Now Even when nintendo starts there marketing campaign and all the non-gamers see thats it's called the "we" and what it stands for, it still will get made fun of.
    • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Even better, if the Ambassador helps 10 people connect; they can attain gold status, which will then enable the Ambassador to download all Nintendo first party NES games for free on Virtual Console!
    • Wii Caf� 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.wiicafe.com [Source type: General]

    ^ They contain ideas that now turn up in my games writing without me even consciously writing them down.
    • Offworld: April 2009 Archives 14 January 2010 11:48 UTC www.offworld.com [Source type: General]

  • "...I've never once been embarrassed that children have supported Nintendo. I'm proud of it. That's because children judge products based on instinct. Everyone wants to appeal to people's instincts, but it's not easy. That doesn't mean we're making products just for children. .We believe that there's interactive entertainment that people in their 60s, 70s and 80s can enjoy, so we're doing various things."^ Catching it you know on cable on doing laundry and and enjoying -- or watching on plane trip to me like I was really fund was really funny things."
    • Revision3 > The Totally Rad Show > Episode 118: Periodd - Year One, Wii Motion Plus, Red Faction:... - iPhone, jack black, Michael Cera 22 January 2010 10:42 UTC revision3.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
  • "Our competitors are always saying that Nintendo is just for children.^ Our cute hero's adventure is just too big and immersive for one screen, so he'll have to jump between the top and bottom screens of your Nintendo DSi system.
    • Wii Caf� 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.wiicafe.com [Source type: General]

    .To counter that, what we really need to do is explain to customers and potential customers [that we do not just make games for kids]."^ I just came off of the game that up I really enjoyed playing is this game yeah you.
    • Revision3 > The Totally Rad Show > Episode 118: Periodd - Year One, Wii Motion Plus, Red Faction:... - iPhone, jack black, Michael Cera 22 January 2010 10:42 UTC revision3.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Customize your matches with a variety of different options, such as flooding the arena with projectiles or making the game insanely fast.
    • Wii Caf� 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.wiicafe.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Is the case may give kids gone off the train can happen is they really offended at some -- in just a scam.
    • Revision3 > The Totally Rad Show > Episode 118: Periodd - Year One, Wii Motion Plus, Red Faction:... - iPhone, jack black, Michael Cera 22 January 2010 10:42 UTC revision3.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Nintendo DS

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  • "The DS represents a critical moment for Nintendo's success over the next two years.^ And Activision's Band Hero, available on both Wii and Nintendo DS, features compelling interactivity between the two hardware systems through wireless connectivity.
    • Wii Caf� 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.wiicafe.com [Source type: General]

    If it succeeds, we rise to the heavens, if it fails, we sink into hell."

Wii

  • "I suppose I could give you a list of the technical specs. .I believe you would like that, but I won't for a simple reason: they really don't matter."^ "I don't know, would you be offended if I get a black Wii?"
    • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Jerry-Lenin-headed "legendary Russian glam-rock band" Lady's Man (says Dreamlore: "You wouldn't believe, but Lenin is not a pseudonym, it's a real surname."
    • Offworld: April 2009 Archives 14 January 2010 11:48 UTC www.offworld.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Visual quality has improved (you know, no more black and white, things are in color now, they look real, stuff like that) Audio quality has improved (now the spaceship sounds like it flying behind you and stuff, man, 5.1 is great.
    • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

  • "We want to thank everyone who wrote good things about it the day you heard it—both of you."
    • Reggie Fils-Aime. .E3 2006
    • Joking about the reaction to the Wii's name when it was first announced.
  • "You say you want a Revolution?"^ But, Wii is not such a bad name once you think about it.
    • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The Revolution is a much cooler name that Wii.
    • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

    ^ DodgeballCannon Posted: 2006-04-28 13:23:35.683 No, I'm not talking about the name "Wii".
    • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

Unsourced

  • "Nintendo is the company which makes the most innovative products. I am not sure that I would be able to make games like that elsewhere. .At Nintendo I can make the games which I want."^ Which cuts off most 3rd party developers who want to make an adult game for a system with a kiddish sounding name.
    • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Nintendo DSi owners will be able to take pictures of themselves and put them directly into the game as "WANTED! posters.
    • Wii Caf� 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.wiicafe.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Hell it makes it stronger by stating how different Nintendo wants to be.
    • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

Slogans

Here are the slogans on Nintendo (Slogans that Nintendo has used other than in English are also included):
.
  • Now you're playing with power.^ You're 17 now.
    • Gothamist: News: February 2010 Archives 9 February 2010 16:016 UTC gothamist.com [Source type: General]

    ^ If you really like the game you're playing simply click 'Keep It' on the Gamefly website and the game is yours at a discounted price.
    • Revision3 > The Totally Rad Show > Episode 118: Periodd - Year One, Wii Motion Plus, Red Faction:... - iPhone, jack black, Michael Cera 22 January 2010 10:42 UTC revision3.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Once you're done playing a game, send it back, and Gamefly will send you the next available game on your list.
    • Revision3 > The Totally Rad Show > Episode 118: Periodd - Year One, Wii Motion Plus, Red Faction:... - iPhone, jack black, Michael Cera 22 January 2010 10:42 UTC revision3.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .(NES, 1985)
  • Now you're playing with power.^ But now Nintendo needs you.
    • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Now it is just malice in the air no not -- he said was when you're near your backswing CA DC got.
    • Revision3 > The Totally Rad Show > Episode 118: Periodd - Year One, Wii Motion Plus, Red Faction:... - iPhone, jack black, Michael Cera 22 January 2010 10:42 UTC revision3.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ If you're playing in two-player mode, each player must pick a kid.
    • Wii Caf� 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.wiicafe.com [Source type: General]

    Super power. .(SNES, 1991)
  • Now you're playing with portable power.^ You're 17 now.
    • Gothamist: News: February 2010 Archives 9 February 2010 16:016 UTC gothamist.com [Source type: General]

    ^ If you're playing in two-player mode, each player must pick a kid.
    • Wii Caf� 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.wiicafe.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Get your Wii Remote controllers ready - you're about to play with them in ways you've never imagined.
    • Wii Caf� 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.wiicafe.com [Source type: General]

    (Game Boy)
  • Play it loud! (Game Boy, 1994)
  • 3-D game for a 3-D World (Virtual Boy)
  • Get into it! .(Game Boy Color, 1998)
  • Vous n'en reviendrez pas (N64, France 1998)
  • Feel Everything Everywhere (Game Boy Color, Europe 1999)
  • Welcome to the future (N64, Europe 1999)
  • Change the System (N64)
  • Get N or get out.^ I don't think major game publishers are freaking out saying "O God The System is Now Named Wii.
    • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The changing autumn leaves will be in good company with some new colors for the Nintendo DSi system and the Wii Remote and Nunchuk controllers.
    • Wii Caf� 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.wiicafe.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Classic top-down 2-D game play is updated with colorful 3-D graphics, a new perspective, new levels, new enemies and game-changing power-ups.
    • Wii Caf� 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.wiicafe.com [Source type: General]

    (N64)
  • Life, Advanced. .(Game Boy Advance, 2001)
  • La vie est un jeu (GameCube, France 2002)
  • Gaming 24:7 (Europe 2002)
  • Touching Is Good.^ I can only add a touch of context and place it somewhere between the Game Boy Advance's bit Generations game Dotstream and a neon-razor take on the ubiquitous genre of cave/helicopter web-games .
    • Offworld: April 2009 Archives 14 January 2010 11:48 UTC www.offworld.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Pokemon: Johto Photo Finish: Game Boy Advance Video .
    • Nintendo Company Information - GameFAQs 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Game Boy Wars Advance 1+2 .
    • Nintendo Company Information - GameFAQs 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

    (Nintendo DS)
  • Touch Me!"Touchez-moi!" .(DS, 2005)
  • Pick up and play (DS, Europe 2005)
  • Open up and play (DS, Europe 2005)
  • Pour changer (Wii, France 2006)
  • Playing = Believing (Wii, 2006)
  • Wii would like to play.^ Frizzle Fry Posted: 2006-04-27 16:13:44.183 Who wants to play with my wii wii?
    • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Lancuh Posted: 2006-04-27 18:08:32.603 I really don't want to have to say "I'm going to play with my Wii now."
    • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The Wii is not going to bring the whole family together to play games like it claims, because families have never come together to play games.
    • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

    (wii)
  • Who are you? (Etats-Unis)
  • Too much fun. (Canada)

Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

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Etymology

.From Nintendo Company, Limited (任天堂株式会社), the Japanese manufacturer, from Japanese 任天堂 (Nintendō), Luck of Heaven).^ Nintendo is a Japanese company, and I know what you're gonna say next if you reply.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

Noun

Singular
Nintendo
Plural
Nintendos
Nintendo (plural Nintendos)
.
  1. (video games) A Nintendo Entertainment System, or other video game system made by Nintendo.^ New White and Pink Nintendo DSi systems made their debut on Sept.
    • Wii Caf� 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.wiicafe.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I've not found people who call it "Nintendo Entertainment System", nor do they say each letter seperately like "N E S", they litereally say NES or SNES or something.
    • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I'm not too fond of the name either(I don't think it has enough syllibals), but you don't have to start cursing people to eternal damnation because of a name for a video game system.
    • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

    Wanna play on my Nintendo after school?
    • 1995, David Gladstone, ed., British Social Welfare: Past, Present, and Future, page 274
      There is nothing wrong with the accoutrements of personal affluence, but if the numbers of personal stereos, Nintendos, mobile phones and cars grow […].
    • 2005, Lila Abu-Lughod, Dramas of Nationhood: The Politics of Television in Egypt, page 280
      These professionals are the sort whose children play with Nintendos and own bikes
    • 2005, Larry L. Meyer, No Paltry Thing: Memoirs Of A Geezer Dad, page 128
      Franz: “How do elves make .Nintendos?” Dad: “You ask all the hard questions, don't you?^ So you don't want -- and learn how to putt at all on the for some putts and that's awesome."
      • Revision3 > The Totally Rad Show > Episode 118: Periodd - Year One, Wii Motion Plus, Red Faction:... - iPhone, jack black, Michael Cera 22 January 2010 10:42 UTC revision3.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ If you come up with -- left I left field if you really hard and -- you generally would enjoy this of the -- like on an airplane or someone asked him.
      • Revision3 > The Totally Rad Show > Episode 118: Periodd - Year One, Wii Motion Plus, Red Faction:... - iPhone, jack black, Michael Cera 22 January 2010 10:42 UTC revision3.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ The script you're not we'll be all scraped I don't know I put the -- received will bring gloves is up.
      • Revision3 > The Totally Rad Show > Episode 118: Periodd - Year One, Wii Motion Plus, Red Faction:... - iPhone, jack black, Michael Cera 22 January 2010 10:42 UTC revision3.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      I really don't know.”
    • 2007, Ilene Schneider, Chanukah Guilt, page 106
      The only message at home was from my nephew, letting me know my mother was back home, safe and sound, except for a sore "Nintendo thumb".
    • 2007, Anthony Ham and Alison Bing, Morocco, Lonely Planet, ISBN 1740599748, page 34
      He was far more interested in bullfighting, which was the Nintendo of the day, only considerably more dangerous

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Strategy wiki

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From StrategyWiki, the free strategy guide and walkthrough wiki

Nintendo
Nintendo's company logo.
Founded 1889
Located Kyoto, Japan
Website http://nintendo.com/
Nintendo Co., Ltd of Kyoto, Japan, is the acknowledged worldwide leader in the creation of interactive entertainment. To date, Nintendo has sold more than 2 billion video games worldwide and more than 336 million hardware units globally, creating such industry icons as Mario and Donkey Kong and launched franchises like The Legend of Zelda and Pokémon. Nintendo manufactures and markets hardware and software for its popular home video game systems, including the Nintendo 64, Nintendo GameCube, Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Color, Nintendo DS and Game Boy — the world's best-selling video game system which has sold over 190 million units. As a wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of Europe, based in Grossostheim, Germany, was established in 1990 and serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in Europe.

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  • Advance Wars
  • Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising
  • Advance Wars: Days of Ruin
  • Advance Wars: Dual Strike
  • Animal Crossing
  • Animal Crossing: City Folk
  • Animal Crossing: Wild World
  • Another Code: Two Memories
  • Arcade Classic No. 1: Asteroids / Missile Command
  • Arcade Classic No. 2: Centipede / Millipede
  • Arcade Classic No. 3: Galaga / Galaxian
  • Arcade Classic No. 4: Defender / Joust

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  • Hamtaro: Ham-Ham Games
  • Hamtaro: Ham-Ham Heartbreak
  • Hamtaro: Ham-Hams Unite!
  • Hikari Shinwa: Palutena no Kagami
  • Hogan's Alley
  • Hotel Dusk: Room 215

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  • The Legend of Zelda
  • The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  • The Legend of Zelda: Collector's Edition
  • The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures
  • The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Master Quest
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages
  • The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons
  • The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
  • The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap
  • The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
  • Link's Crossbow Training
  • Luigi's Mansion

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Gaming

Up to date as of February 01, 2010

.From Wikia Gaming, your source for walkthroughs, games, guides, and more!^ Explore the community The Wii Game community Latest activity 3 hours ago 6,215 customers have contributed 959 products, 283 lists & guides and more...
  • Amazon.com: Jenga: Nintendo Wii: Video Games 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ Congratulations on becoming a genuine gaming loser who enjoys flaming other games more than playing your own!
  • Nintendo Revolution Unveiled: News from 1UP.com 23 January 2010 15:19 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Wii-Media - download films, games and more to your wii!
  • Wii-Gamer - Home 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC wii-gamer.com [Source type: General]
  • Wii-Gamer - Home 25 September 2009 14:54 UTC www.wii-gamer.com [Source type: General]

Nintendo
Type Public Company
Founded September 23, 1889
Headquarters Japan: HQ: Kyoto
United States: HQ: Redmond, Washington; Offices: Atlanta, Georgia and San Diego, California
Canada: HQ: Richmond, British Columbia; Offices: Toronto, Ontario
Europe: HQ: Großostheim, Germany
Australia: HQ: Scoresby, Victoria; Offices: Sydney, New South Wales
China: HQ: Suzhou (as iQue, Ltd.)
Korea: HQ: Koda Mineo Offices: Seoul
Products
Parent Company N/A
Website http://www.nintendo.co.jp
http://www.nintendo.com http://www.nintendo-europe.com
.
Nintendo is one of the largest and most successful video game companies to date.
^ Company Info: Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, is one of the industry founders and primary hardware and software providers.
  • Nintendo Company Information - GameFAQs 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

^ As for "free publicity" the name is giving Nintendo, think about the free publicity Grand Theft Auto gave Rockstar, and you see how well they're turning out, being the most popular video game company to sue and the target of every pointing finger.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Gamefly is the largest online video game rental service and offers you a choice from over 6,000 new and classic titles across all consoles and handhelds.
  • Revision3 > The Totally Rad Show > Episode 118: Periodd - Year One, Wii Motion Plus, Red Faction:... - iPhone, jack black, Michael Cera 22 January 2010 10:42 UTC revision3.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It has been developing consoles since 1977's Color TV Game, and has a tradition of supporting these consoles with in-house titles.^ Gamefly is the largest online video game rental service and offers you a choice from over 6,000 new and classic titles across all consoles and handhelds.
  • Revision3 > The Totally Rad Show > Episode 118: Periodd - Year One, Wii Motion Plus, Red Faction:... - iPhone, jack black, Michael Cera 22 January 2010 10:42 UTC revision3.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Most third-party developers won't spend their limited resources trying to redesign their game for the console which is going to rank a distant third globally.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

.These titles have included such iconic mascots as Mario, Donkey Kong, Link and Samus Aran.^ Mario vs Donkey Kong .
  • .:: NINTENDO - CONQUEST entertainment a.s. ::. 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC mojenintendo.cz [Source type: General]
  • O spolecnosti | .:: NINTENDO - CONQUEST entertainment a.s. ::. 14 January 2010 11:48 UTC www.nintendods.cz [Source type: General]
  • .:: NINTENDO - CONQUEST entertainment a.s. ::. 14 January 2010 11:48 UTC www.mojenintendo.cz [Source type: General]

^ Mario vs. Donkey Kong .
  • Nintendo Company Information - GameFAQs 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

^ Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis .
  • Nintendo Company Information - GameFAQs 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

They have been known to create a variety of trademark franchises each generation. .The company as we know it--and its entrance into the American video game market--was led by Hiroshi Yamauchi.^ No doubt that Nintendo is really lost in the video game market, this one will truly hurt them.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

Nintendo's current president is Satoru Iwata. .It's current Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing is Reginald Fils-Aime.^ Perri Kaplan, Nintendo of America's Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Affairs So, in closing--stupid names get absorbed into the culture when they succeed.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

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History

Pre-1980s

.Before becoming the Video Game giant they are today, Nintendo was as a card manufacturing company in Kyoto in early 1900's and had been founded in 1889. Hiroshi Yamauchi took control of the company in 1949, but the company did not officially step into the business of Video Games until the 1970's through a deal with electronics company, Magnavox.^ Nintendo has made any missteps until today.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Company Info: Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, is one of the industry founders and primary hardware and software providers.
  • Nintendo Company Information - GameFAQs 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

^ As for "free publicity" the name is giving Nintendo, think about the free publicity Grand Theft Auto gave Rockstar, and you see how well they're turning out, being the most popular video game company to sue and the target of every pointing finger.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

.Despite selling this system in Japan, they did not issue any of their own signature consoles until the creation of the Color TV Game and the handheld Game and Watch in the late 70's.^ No all game developers and publishers are thinking of is money and will the game sell on said system.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Either way, Nintendo is going to hold their own in this "console war" that all fanboys (this includes the XB, Sony and Nin fanboys) created.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ If nintendo is going to pull this off, they MUST have a good online system otherwise I dont forsee a good future for thier consoles.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

1980s

During the early 80's, Nintendo then began to produce arcade games, with famous titles such as Donkey Kong Jr. Their Famicom console was soon debuted in Japan in 1983, and released under the name NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) to other countries in 1985. This system produced many famous franchises and games like Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda. .The company finished out the second half of the decade by creating their monthly magazine, Nintendo Power, and releasing one of the best selling game system ever, the Game Boy.^ No all game developers and publishers are thinking of is money and will the game sell on said system.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Your audience will never look at your Nintendo DSi system the same way again after Master of Illusion Express: Psychic Camera proves that it has psychic powers.
  • Wii Caf� 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.wiicafe.com [Source type: General]

^ I don't think major game publishers are freaking out saying "O God The System is Now Named Wii.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

.The end of the decade also saw the company being convicted of anti-trust activities by stopping third party developers from producing games for other platforms.^ Assassin's Creed II: Discovery is being developed by Griptonite Games.
  • Wii Caf� 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.wiicafe.com [Source type: General]

^ The first part kicked off with a sweet spot -- at least for readers and fans of the developer, anyway -- with the first concept image (above) of the company's unannounced game that was being developed for UK network Channel 4.
  • Offworld: April 2009 Archives 14 January 2010 11:48 UTC www.offworld.com [Source type: General]

^ Dozens of games for the Wii, Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi systems are on the way in a wide range of categories from both Nintendo and its third-party partners.
  • Wii Caf� 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.wiicafe.com [Source type: General]

1990s

.The SNES and the N64, Game Boy Pocket, Pokémon, Virtual Boy, and the Sega/Sony competition.^ If, however, they help 20 people connect, they will be given platinum status and will be able to download for free all first party and third party NES, SNES and N64 games on Virtual Console!
  • Wii Caf� 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.wiicafe.com [Source type: General]

^ What happened to tight nicknames like "N64", "NES", even "Virtual Boy" is a better name then "Wii".
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

2000s

.The GameCube, the Microsoft/Sony competition, the Game Boy Advance (SP), the Nintendo DS and the Nintendo Wii.^ Pokemon: Johto Photo Finish: Game Boy Advance Video .
  • Nintendo Company Information - GameFAQs 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

^ The game has the same look and feel established in the hit Nintendo DS game The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass.
  • Wii Caf� 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.wiicafe.com [Source type: General]

^ A Posted: 2006-04-27 14:47:38.7 "Hey guys, let's go play Wii" "Introducing the newest game for the Nintendo Wii."
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

Hardware Manufacture

Consoles

To date, Nintendo has produced the following home consoles:

Handheld consoles

To date, Nintendo has produced the following handheld consoles:

Misc Hardware

Software developer/publisher

See Also

  • List of Nintendo games
  • Category:Nintendo Franchise
  • Sega


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Nintendo (In Japanese: 任天堂) is a company that makes video games and video game consoles. At first, they began by creating playing cards and other toys and games. Their main office is in Kyoto, Japan. They also have offices in other continents — for example, North America and Europe. Their most famous video games are the Super Mario Bros. series.

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History

Nintendo was formed on September 23, 1889. They began making video games only in the 1980s. Nintendo's first video game console was the Famicom. Famicom was first only released in Japan but it was later released in some other areas, such as North America. When they released it in there, its name was changed to "Nintendo Entertainment System", or NES for short. They also released some popular stand-alone video games, with names like the arcade game Donkey Kong, and NES games Super Mario Bros., Duck Hunt, and The Legend of Zelda.

List of Nintendo's video game consoles

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Today

Today, Nintendo has many popular characters and series. Mario, and The Legend of Zelda are examples of these.

Nintendo currently sells the Wii and Nintendo DS video game consoles. The Wii plugs into a TV and is called a home console, because it is used most of the time at home. The Nintendo DS is small and have their own screens. It is called portable and handheld, because it is played on using hands, and can be taken anywhere.

in Q1 2011, Nintendo will release their new handheld system, the Nintendo 3DS. It will be the first system to introduce stereoscopic 3D without special 3D glasses.

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