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Nintendo new

Nintendo's current logo, officially adopted in 2006.

Nintendo old

Nintendo's former red logo before 2006.

Nintendo (in Japanese: 任天堂) is a company that makes video games and video game consoles. Initially, they created 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.


Nintendo was founded on September 23, 1889. They began making video games only in the 1980s. Nintendo's first video game console was the Family Computer. Its name was shortened to Famicom. The Famicom was only released in Japan but it was later brought to North America and Europe as the Nintendo Entertainment System, or NES for short. They also released some popular stand-alone video games such as the arcade game Donkey Kong, and NES games Super Mario Bros., Duck Hunt, and The Legend of Zelda.


Nintendo has many popular characters (such as Mario) and series (such as The Legend of Zelda). Nintendo currently sells the Nintendo DS, Wii and Nintendo 3DS video game systems. The Wii is a home console which plugs into a TV. The Nintendo DS (including its many different versions and variations) and Nintendo 3DS are portable systems containing two screens.

List of Nintendo's video game systems[]

  • Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) (known in Japan as the Famicom)
  • Game Boy
  • Game Boy Pocket
  • Game Boy Light
  • Super Nintendo Entertainment System (Super NES) (known in Japan as the Super Famicom)
  • Virtual Boy
  • Game Boy Color (GBC)
  • Nintendo 64 (N64)
  • Game Boy Advance (GBA)
  • Game Boy Micro
  • Nintendo GameCube (GCN)
  • Nintendo DS (NDS)
  • Nintendo DS Lite
  • Nintendo DSi
  • Nintendo DSi XL
  • Wii
  • Nintendo 3DS
  • Nintendo 3DS XL
  • New Nintendo 3DS
  • New Nintendo 3DS XL
  • Nintendo 2DS
  • Wii U
  • Nintendo Switch
  • New Nintendo 2DS XL


  • Nintendo is said to exist in the world of EarthBound: there is an article in the Twoson Star stating "In Twoson, Nintendo's eight-bit system, the NES, makes a comeback!"