miércoles, 23 de septiembre de 2015

September 23: Today is the anniversary of the founding of Nintendo Koppai in 1889, then Nintendo Company, by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce and market the game Hanafuda cards or "Game of Flowers" with decks of Japanese playing cards.

Nintendo poster from late Meiji Era with Nintendo cards.

Nintendo launched a product that revolutionized the game industry forever. As a matter of fact, on July 15, 1983, the Family Computer, better known as the Famicom was released to the world market.

A Nintendo hanafuda card, showing the company's logo at the time.

Nintendo made foreign investment in the United States under the name Nintendo Entertainment Systems -NES-. The game marketed in the United States was called Super Mario Bros with instant success.

Nintendo's first video game system, the Color TV Game 6.  

Fusajiro Yamauchi, founder of the company, died in 1940, and his son-in-law adopted the surname Sekiryo Kaneda Yamauchi when he married the daughter of Fusajiro and became the second president of the company. His grandson, Hiroshi Yamauchi, became President of the company until 2002.

The Nintendo Famicom, released in 1983, sold well in Japan.

Hiroshi was who turned a family business producing playing cards and board games into a multinational electronic games corporation.

The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), released in 1985, is one of the most popular consoles of all time.

Nintendo has been the largest producer of video game consoles of all time.

The original North American SNES,  c. 1991