The Nintendo corporation was founded in 1889 as a card company, nearly a hundred years before they released the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in America.
The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) is an 8-bit home video game console released in 1983 in Japan as the Family Computer (“Famicom”) and in North America in 1985.
Although the NES and the Game Boy would propel Nintendo to fame and cement them in gaming history they had gotten into the electronic game industry with experimental toys and light gun arcade games in the mid-seventies.
Nintendo’s history as a jack-of-all-trades toy maker has helped shaped the Nintendo of today which is often innovating and releasing new technology to a home audience years before it’s competitors.
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Nintendo’s Power Glove, released in October 1989, was the first mass marketed gesture-based gaming controller.
The main playable character in the Legend of Zelda franchise is a boy named Link who often attempts to save the title character a girl named Princess Zelda.