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Nintendo Company, Limited
任天堂株式会社
Nintendo
Type Public
Founded September 23, 1889
Headquarters Kyoto, Japan
International:
Redmond, Washington, USA
Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
Großostheim, Germany
Scoresby, Victoria, Australia
Suzhou, China (as iQue, Ltd.)
Seoul, South Korea
Key people Fusajiro Yamauchi: Founder
Satoru Iwata: President & CEO
Reggie Fils-Aime: President & COO of NoA
Shigeru Miyamoto: Game Designer
Gunpei Yokoi: Creator of Game Boy, Game & Watch, and Metroid
Hiroshi Yamauchi: Former President & Chairman
Minoru Arakawa & Howard Lincoln: Former heads of NOA
Satoru Shibata: President of NOE
Industry Card games (previously)
Video games
Products Color TV Game, NES, Game Boy line, SNES, Nintendo 64, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo DS, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, and various video game titles
Revenue Green Arrow Up Darker ¥555.263 billion (2009)
Forbes 2000 ranking: 620
Net income Green Arrow Up Darker ¥279.089 billion (2009)
Employees 3,013 (2006)
Website Nintendo of Japan
Nintendo of America
Nintendo of Europe
Nintendo Australia

Nintendo Company, Limited (任天堂株式会社 Nintendō kabushiki-gaisha?) is the company that publishes and owns the Legend of Zelda series, along with many other series. The Zelda series makes several references to other Nintendo games, especially the Super Mario Bros. series, Nintendo's most successful franchise.

History

Nintendo is a Japanese multinational corporation originally founded on September 23, 1889 in Kyoto, Japan by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce handmade hanafuda cards. 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.

Gaming systems

Nintendo has created many gaming systems, most of which are listed below:

Home Consoles

Portables

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