Happy 125th Nintendo!
Yes, you’ve read that right! September 23rd is Nintendo’s 125th birthday! Its NOT a typo.
( If most of us stop spending time bashing Nintendo, bashing each other and consoles and be real gamers, then this awesome gaming history would be common knowledge. I think all gamers should learn some gaming history about the present and past companies. (= )
Nintendo has been in the business a long time before Microsoft and Sony came in, even though Nintendo wasn’t a gaming business at first their number of years before still count! Here’s a little history about Nintendo-
“Nintendo Co., Ltd.(任天堂株式会社Nintendō Kabushiki gaisha?) is a Japanesemultinationalconsumer electronics company headquartered inKyoto, Japan. Nintendo is the world’s largest video game company by revenue. Founded on September 23, 1889 by Fusajiro Yamauchi, it originally produced handmade hanafudaplaying cards. By 1963, the company had tried several small niche businesses, such as cab services andlove hotels.
Abandoning previous ventures in favor of toys in the 1960s, Nintendo then developed into a video gamecompany in the 1970s, ultimately becoming one of the most influential in the industry and Japan’s third most valuable listed company with a market value of overUS$85 billion.Nintendo of America is also the majority owner of the Seattle Mariners Major League Baseballteam.
The name Nintendo can be roughly translated from Japanese to English as “leave luck to heaven.” As of March 31, 2014, Nintendo reports historically cumulative sales of over 670.43 million hardware units and 4.23 billion software units.”
So for the rest of September and the beginning of October, I’ll be posting up some of my favorite things/Systems/Characters about Nintendo! You can also share yours too!