Nintendo

Nintendo Company Ltd. is a global company located in Kyoto, Japan founded on September 23, 1889 by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce handmade hanafuda cards. By 1963, the company had tried several small niche businesses, such as a cab company and a love hotel.
 
Eventually, Nintendo 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.[6] In 2007, Nintendo ranked tenth on the list of largest software companies in the world. Besides video games,
 
Nintendo is also the majority owner of the Seattle Mariners, a Major League Baseball team in Seattle, Washington. According to Nintendo's Touch! Generations website, the name "Nintendo" translated from Japanese to English means "Leave luck to Heaven". Nintendo has sold over 500 million hardware units and over 3 billion software units.

Computers

Color TV Game 6

Color TV Game 6
1977
The Color TV Game 6 was the first Color TV Game ever released.

Manufacturer : Nintendo
Type : Game Console

Color TV Game 15

Color TV Game 15
8th June 1977
Nintendo released the Color TV Game 15 on June 8th 1977, just a week after the TV Game 6.

Manufacturer : Nintendo
Type : Game Console

Color TV-Game Block Breaker

Color TV-Game Block Breaker
23rd April 1979
The "Color TV-Game Block Breaker" was released on April 23rd, 1979; the 1-player console runs a ported version of "Block Breaker", one of Nintendo's arcade games based on Atari's Breakout.

Manufacturer : Nintendo
Type : Game Console

Nintendo Game & Watch - Gold Cliff

Nintendo Game & Watch - Gold Cliff
1980
Nintendo Game & Watch...

Manufacturer : Nintendo
Type : Game Console

Nintendo Game & Watch - Fire RC-04

Nintendo Game & Watch - Fire RC-04
1980
Nintendo Game & Watch RC-04 Fire 1980 silver LCD 1 player.

Manufacturer : Nintendo
Type : Game Console

Nintendo  Game & Watch - Donkey Kong II

Nintendo Game & Watch - Donkey Kong II
1983
Donkey Kong II is the sequel to Donkey Kong.

Manufacturer : Nintendo
Type : Game Console

Nintendo Famicom Disk System

Nintendo Famicom Disk System
15th July 1983
From Wikipedia: the FDS and the FCD, was released on February 21, 1986 by Nintendo as a peripheral for the Nintendo Family Computer console in Japan .

Manufacturer : Nintendo
Type : Game Console

Nintendo Famicom

Nintendo Famicom
15th July 1983
The Nintendo Famicom is the Japanese version of the NES.

Manufacturer : Nintendo
Type : Game Console

Nintendo Game & Watch - Mario Bros

Nintendo Game & Watch - Mario Bros
1986
Mario Bros. is a title for the Game & Watch. Despite its name, it has no similarity to the popular arcade game Mario Bros. Instead of plumbing, Mario and Luigi are working at a bottling factory a...

Manufacturer : Nintendo
Type : Game Console

Nintendo Game & Watch - Squish

Nintendo Game & Watch - Squish
1986
In this handheld game players control a little creature who avoids being squished by moving walls controlled by an alien on the top screen.

Manufacturer : Nintendo
Type : Game Console

Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)

Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
1st September 1986
After the enormous success of the Famicom in Japan, launched in 1983, Nintendo, a company formed nearly 100 years before, manufacturing game cards, began looking for overseas expansion, after perform...

Manufacturer : Nintendo
Type : Game Console

Nintendo Game Boy

Nintendo Game Boy
1990
The Game Boy is an 8-bit handheld video game console developed and manufactured by Nintendo.

Manufacturer : Nintendo
Type : Game Console

Super Nintendo Entertainment System (US)

Super Nintendo Entertainment System (US)
21st November 1990
This US variant of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) outputs NTSC and ran at 60Hz instead of the 50Hz of the European machines (17.

Manufacturer : Nintendo
Type : Game Console

Nintendo Super Famicom

Nintendo Super Famicom
21st November 1990
The Super Famicom is the Japanese release of what was known in the UK as the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES).

Manufacturer : Nintendo
Type : Game Console

Nintendo Super Set NES Version

Nintendo Super Set NES Version
1991
The Nintendo Super Set NES Version is a 4 player bundle of the NES system.

Manufacturer : Nintendo
Type : Game Console

Super Nintendo Entertainment System

Super Nintendo Entertainment System
11th April 1992
The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (also known as the Super NES, SNES or Super Nintendo) is a 16-bit video game console that was released in 1990 by Nintendo in Japan, 1991 in North America, 199...

Manufacturer : Nintendo
Type : Game Console

Nintendo Virtual Boy

Nintendo Virtual Boy
14th August 1995
Nintendo’s Virtual boy (also known as the VR-32 during development) was the first portable game console capable of displaying "true" 3D graphics out of the box.

Manufacturer : Nintendo
Type : Game Console

Nintendo Game Boy Pocket

Nintendo Game Boy Pocket
1996
The Game Boy Pocket is a redesigned version of the original Nintendo Game Boy.

Manufacturer : Nintendo
Type : Game Console

Nintendo 64

Nintendo 64
1st March 1997
After the proposed add on systems for the Super Nintendo had come to nothing, Nintendo had the task of trying to keep market share by creating a console with a new partner in Silicon Graphics, who we...

Manufacturer : Nintendo
Type : Game Console

Nintendo 64 - Ice blue

Nintendo 64 - Ice blue
1st March 1997
After the proposed add on systems for the Super Nintendo had come to nothing, Nintendo had the task of trying to keep market share by creating a console with a new partner in Silicon Graphics, who we...

Manufacturer : Nintendo
Type : Game Console

Nintendo 64 Gold Limited Edition

Nintendo 64 Gold Limited Edition
1st March 1997
The Nintendo 64 often abbreviated as N64, is Nintendo's third home video game console for the international market.

Manufacturer : Nintendo
Type : Game Console

Nintendo Super Famicom Jr

Nintendo Super Famicom Jr
20th October 1997
The model SNS-101 known as the SNES Mini in America, and the Super Famicom Jr in Japan, was a compact redesign of the original machine, designed by Lance Burr, who was responsible for the American and European NES, and American Super Nintendo.

Manufacturer : Nintendo
Type : Game Console

Pocket Pikachu

Pocket Pikachu
1998
Pokémon Pikachu, known as Pocket Pikachu in Japan, was a series of portable Pokémon digital pets (similar to Tamagotchi) featuring the yellow electric Pokémon, Pikachu.

Manufacturer : Nintendo
Type : Game Console

Game Boy Color - Atomic Purple

Game Boy Color - Atomic Purple
November 1998
The Game Boy Color is a handheld game console manufactured by Nintendo.

Manufacturer : Nintendo
Type : Game Console

Game Boy Color - Teal

Game Boy Color - Teal
November 1998
The Game Boy Color is a handheld game console manufactured by Nintendo.

Manufacturer : Nintendo
Type : Game Console

Game Boy Color - Grape

Game Boy Color - Grape
November 1998
The Game Boy Color is a handheld game console manufactured by Nintendo.

Manufacturer : Nintendo
Type : Game Console

Game Boy Advance

Game Boy Advance
2000
Released in 2001, the Game Boy Advance was Nintendo's first handheld game console in a landscape form-factor.

Manufacturer : Nintendo
Type : Game Console

Nintendo GameCube - US Limited  Edition Platinum

Nintendo GameCube - US Limited Edition Platinum
2001
Originally released in Japan in 2001, the GameCube was Nintendo's successor to the N64, designed to compete with Sony's Playstation 2 and Microsoft's XBOX.

Manufacturer : Nintendo
Type : Game Console

Nintendo GameCube - US

Nintendo GameCube - US
2001
Originally released in Japan in 2001, the GameCube was Nintendo's successor to the N64, designed to compete with Sony's Playstation 2 and Microsoft's XBOX.

Manufacturer : Nintendo
Type : Game Console

Nintendo GameCube - European

Nintendo GameCube - European
2001
With diminishing returns from every console released since the NES, Nintendo aimed to try and get lost customers back with a simpler, but powerful machine, the Gamecube was released in May 2002, a cou...

Manufacturer : Nintendo
Type : Game Console

Nintendo GameCube - Australian

Nintendo GameCube - Australian
14th September 2001
The Australian Game Cube is identical to the European PAL model, with the exception of it's power supply.

Manufacturer : Nintendo
Type : Game Console

Nintendo GameCube - Resident Evil Limited Edition

Nintendo GameCube - Resident Evil Limited Edition
14th September 2001
Originally released in Japan in 2001, the GameCube was Nintendo's successor to the N64, designed to compete with Sony's PlayStation 2 and Microsoft's XBOX.

Manufacturer : Nintendo
Type : Game Console

Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP

Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP
February 2003
Released in February 2003, the Game Boy Advance SP is an upgraded version of Nintendo's Game Boy Advance.

Manufacturer : Nintendo
Type : Game Console

Nintendo DS

Nintendo DS
2005
The Nintendo DS (NDS or DS, and the iQue DS in China) is a handheld game console developed and manufactured by Nintendo, Released Worldwide in 2005.

Manufacturer : Nintendo
Type : Game Console

Nintendo DS Lite

Nintendo DS Lite
2nd March 2006
The Nintendo DS Lite is a dual-screen handheld game console developed and manufactured by Nintendo.

Manufacturer : Nintendo
Type : Game Console

Nintendo Wii

Nintendo Wii
8th December 2006
After losing most of their market share to Sony and Microsoft, Nintendo decided to find a completely different way of playing games than it's competitors.

Manufacturer : Nintendo
Type : Game Console

Nintendo DSi

Nintendo DSi
1st November 2008
The Nintendo DSi is the third iteration of Nintendo's dual screen handheld console - the Nintendo DS.

Manufacturer : Nintendo
Type : Game Console

Nintendo Wii U

Nintendo Wii U
30th November 2012
For their successor to the enormous selling Wii, Nintendo seemed to want to tap into the new craze for tablets, so the Wii U console has an enormous game pad, with a touch screen, with standard controllers built round the edges of it.

Manufacturer : Nintendo
Type : Game Console

Nintendo Classic Mini

Nintendo Classic Mini
11th November 2016
The name says it all, this is a tiny edition of the popular console, that has HDMI output for modern TVs, it has an internal lithium battery that can be charged via a USB connection.

Manufacturer : Nintendo
Type : Game Console

Super Nintendo Entertainment System Mini

Super Nintendo Entertainment System Mini
29th September 2017
This Nintendo remake of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System has the same feel of the '90s home console but in a more compact, mini design.

Manufacturer : Nintendo
Type : Game Console


Historical Timeline for

Date Event
23 Sep 1889 Nintendo is founded
15 Jul 1983 The famicom is released in Japan
1986 Nintendo NES released
19 Nov 1992 Sonic The Hedgehog 2 is released
18 Nov 2012 Wii U released
9 Apr 2016 Music For Geeks: .mpegasus, Jellica Jake, Alone
29 Nov 2016 Playstation VR - Tuesday 29th November 2016
1 Sep 2018 The Arcade Experience II - 1 September 2018

 

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