Nintendo Co. Ltd was founded on this day in 1889 by Fusajiro Yamauchi. Based in Kyoto, Japan, the company started out small selling playing cards. They’ve tried their ‘hand’ in other businesses such as cab services and hotels. Nintendo then went onto manufacturing toys, an industry they were doing quite well in, which eventually bred into the video game business in the 1970’s and has become their mainstay being one of the largest video game companies in the world, often praised for their innovation. Their latest video game hardware, Nintendo Switch, has become the fastest selling Nintendo console of all time with continued demand. Their beloved mascot and most popular franchise Mario has its next game to set for this year and is a major release. Being that it’s Nintendo’s 128th year striving as a company, perhaps Super Mario Odyssey is the speculated “Mario 128” we’ve been teased over a dozen years ago? I kid, naturally.
Happy Birthday, Nintendo!