Fun And Interesting Facts About The History Of Nintendo
I was very surprised today. It is one of the largest video game companies in the world. Most of us have probably heard of Nintendo in Japan. This is the business that Super Mario and Wii brought us. It turns out that the business has existed since the 19th century! The company actually started out as a very small business in Kyoto, Japan and developed a card game called Hanafuda. The cards were handcrafted and quickly became very popular. Let’s take a look at the history of Nintendo.
In 1956, Nintendo President Hiroshi Yamauchi held a business meeting with the American Trump Company, the world’s largest card company. Hiroshi has high hopes for his business and wants to broaden his horizons. At the meeting, Hiroshi noted that such conglomerates are infiltrating small offices and expanding the boundaries of Trump’s market. By linking the cards to Disney characters and selling books about the different types of games they could play, Nintendo was able to sell the cards in a larger market. The deal was rewarded, and Nintendo quickly sold over 600,000 card packs a year.
In 1959, Nintendo signed a contract with Disney to use characters on maps. Due to this success, Hiroshi decided to introduce himself to the company, and in 1962 Nintendo went public on the second section of the Osaka Stock Exchange. Nintendo decided to diversify its product base based on the success of its business and freeing up additional capital. Between 1963 and 1968, they had little success with taxi companies, hotel chains, and food companies.
In 1965, Nintendo hired Gunpei Yokoi, an assembly line maintenance engineer. Gunpei worked on the assembly line for five years, until the president of Nintendo, Hiroshi Yamauchi, discovered his brilliant talent. Hiroshi hired Gunpi to transform his hand into a product suitable for the upcoming Christmas celebration, and he soon became one of Nintendo’s more than a million successful toys. In 1970, while walking through a factory, I saw a toy with outstretched arms, made by Gunpei for fun. Gunpei Yokoi gave up assembly maintenance and went into full product development. He has developed several other electronic toys, but the best are yet to come.
In 1977, Nintendo hired Shigeru Miyamoto. Shigeru Miyamoto worked with Yokoi on games like Donkey Kong and Mario Bros. His first attempt at a video game console was the Japanese Famicom system. The console was completely broken before Super Mario Bros. sold 500,000 units in just two months! However, it was later discovered that all the consoles that needed to be removed were defective and cost a lot of business. Nintendo introduced the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1986 and eventually moved to the United States.
In the US, mainstream video games were discontinued as many low-quality games were released for consoles such as the Atari 2600. In response, Nintendo allowed third-party game developers to develop only five games a year. In addition, all games must have an approved and sold Nintendo quality stamp. Nintendo uses chips in their consoles, so you won’t be able to play with these cartridges without stickers. From Nintendo to Super Nintendo, Nintendo 64 to GameCube, and now Wii. Since then, the rest is video game history. Nintendo is also one of the most successful handheld game companies in the world. The Game Boy dominated the 1990s and the Nintendo DS is very popular today.
Here are some other fun facts about the Nintendo corporation that you may have not know. Check them out below:
* Interesting Fact: In 1953, Nintendo was the first company in Japan to start producing plastic playing cards. It was a huge success that allowed them to dominate the card market.
* Interesting Fact: The biggest mistake Nintendo made in the video game industry was Virtual Boy. This system was one of the first attempts at creating 3D games in 1995. Nintendo abandoned the project after only 800,000 games were shipped to stores and a lot of money was lost.
* Fun Fact: To make games last longer, many early Nintendo games were insanely hard to beat.
* Fun Fact: The word Nintendo in Japanese, means “leave luck to heaven”.
* Fun Fact: Mario has a 27′ vertical jump.
Thats about The History Of Nintendo that we ever play.