History Creator / Nintendo

22nd Apr '17 10:49:20 PM Rainbowdash55
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Nintendo's placement in the UsefulNotes/ConsoleWars has been all over the place, ranging from unquestionably first (NES and Wii) to barely first (SNES) to only beating out a dying Sega console (N64) to dead last ([=GameCube=] and Wii U). Regardless of how they place, all of Nintendo's consoles are beloved, and every one of them has a group of standout games that represent the best of their generation, if not the best of all time.

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Nintendo's placement in the UsefulNotes/ConsoleWars has been all over the place, ranging from unquestionably first (NES and Wii) to barely first (SNES) to only beating out a dying Sega console (N64) (N64 and [=GameCube=]) to dead last ([=GameCube=] and Wii (Wii U). Regardless of how they place, all of Nintendo's consoles are beloved, and every one of them has a group of standout games that represent the best of their generation, if not the best of all time.
19th Mar '17 2:30:25 PM zypzaex
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The Family Computer, or Famicom, was a massive success. After only a few years on the shelves, it had a lock on 90% of the Japanese home video game market. Eventually, Yamauchi decided to expand overseas, and he asked his son-in-law Minoru Arakawa to run Nintendo of America. After braving some initial struggle, Nintendo of America was saved by an arcade game starring a [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros portly red-clad carpenter]] and a [[VideoGame/DonkeyKong large hairy ape]], which gave them the necessary capital and support to make more games.

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The Family Computer, or Famicom, was a massive success. After only a few years on the shelves, it had a lock on 90% of the Japanese home video game market. Eventually, Yamauchi decided to expand overseas, and he asked his son-in-law Minoru Arakawa to run Nintendo of America. After braving some initial struggle, Nintendo of America was saved by an arcade game starring a [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros portly red-clad red-clad]] [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness carpenter]] and a [[VideoGame/DonkeyKong large hairy ape]], which gave them the necessary capital and support to make more games.
3rd Mar '17 12:55:55 PM superslinger2007
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* UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch: Ninth generation (upcoming). Originally codenamed the NX, it was first mentioned by that name in early 2015 by then-president Satoru Iwata. Revealed to the public at large with the new name in late 2016, it's currently slated for a March 3, 2017 release. Taking a cue from the Wii U, the console itself comes in the form of a touchscreen-capable tablet that can be removed from the charging dock and taken on the go, making it the world's first portable home console. The Joy-Con controllers can be slid onto either side of the console, slid into a charging grip, or simply held separately with one in each hand.

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* UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch: Ninth generation (upcoming). Originally codenamed the NX, it was first mentioned by that name in early 2015 by then-president Satoru Iwata. Revealed to the public at large with the new name in late 2016, it's currently slated for a it was released on March 3, 2017 release.2017. Taking a cue from the Wii U, the console itself comes in the form of a touchscreen-capable tablet that can be removed from the charging dock and taken on the go, making it the world's first portable home console. The Joy-Con controllers can be slid onto either side of the console, slid into a charging grip, or simply held separately with one in each hand.
30th Jan '17 6:19:05 PM BlueGuy
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* ''VideoGame/OneTwoSwitch''
26th Jan '17 10:22:55 PM Ominae
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* ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone'' (co-developed by now-subsidiary Monolith Soft and Creator/BandaiNamcoGames subsidiary Banpresto)

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* ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone'' (co-developed by now-subsidiary Monolith Soft and Creator/BandaiNamcoGames Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment subsidiary Banpresto)



* {{Creator/Monolith Soft}} and Creator/TetsuyaTakahashi (an offshoot of Creator/SquareEnix founded by their former employees, including Takahashi; started life as a Creator/BandaiNamcoGames subsidiary until it sold most of its stake to Nintendo)

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* {{Creator/Monolith Soft}} and Creator/TetsuyaTakahashi (an offshoot of Creator/SquareEnix founded by their former employees, including Takahashi; started life as a Creator/BandaiNamcoGames Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment subsidiary until it sold most of its stake to Nintendo)
24th Jan '17 3:16:46 AM jormis29
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[[AC:Franchises]]
* ''Franchise/DonkeyKong''
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda''
* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros''
** ''VideoGame/{{Wario}}''

[[AC:Games]]



* ''Franchise/DonkeyKong''
** ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'' (arcade game)
*** ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong94''
*** ''VideoGame/MarioVsDonkeyKong''
** ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry''
*** ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64''
*** ''VideoGame/DiddyKongRacing''



* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda''
** ''VideoGame/FreshlyPickedTinglesRosyRupeeland''
** ''VideoGame/LinksCrossbowTraining''



* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' (series)
** ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolutionMarioMix''
** ''VideoGame/DrMario''
** ''Videogame/LuigisMansion''
** ''VideoGame/MarioGolf''
** ''VideoGame/MarioKart''
** ''VideoGame/MarioParty''
** ''VideoGame/MarioTennis''
** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG''
*** ''VideoGame/PaperMario''
*** ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigi''
** ''VideoGame/YoshisIsland''
*** ''VideoGame/YoshisStory''



* ''VideoGame/{{Wario}}''
** ''VideoGame/WarioLand''
** ''VideoGame/WarioWare''
20th Jan '17 9:45:23 PM Dark
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Currently, the UsefulNotes/WiiU is lagging in expectations and sales and is losing badly to its rivals, but the 3DS is crushing the Vita and doing well (if below expectations) despite mobile games taking a significant chunk of the handheld market base. It's a little too late to completely turn things around (the UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 has sold nearly three times as much as the UsefulNotes/WiiU), but the announcement and release of some big-name franchises and as well as some new franchises for both the Wii U and 3DS are helping quite a bit

Perhaps due to this underwhelming performance, the Wii U is possibly getting an early retirement, given Nintendo's announcement in March 2015 that it was already working on its next console -- the Nintendo Switch, originally codenamed NX, currently slated for a March 2017 release. VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild will be a launch title alongside it.

It also took its first steps into the mobile and free-to-play market in 2015, announcing a partnership with developer [=DeNA=] to develop titles for phones and tablets. ''{{VideoGame/Miitomo}}'' was the first of those, and ''VideoGame/PokemonGo'' was a few months behind it, with more to follow. ''Pokemon Go'' proved to be a ''massive'' hit, becoming the most popular mobile game ever in the United States within the week after release, and it causeed Nintendo's stock to skyrocket to levels not seen in over a decade.

In May of 2015, Nintendo made even bigger news: Creator/{{Universal}} successfully secured the license to use Nintendo properties for its [[Ride/UniversalStudios theme parks]]. A year later, Nintendo and Universal announced it would construct ''Super Nintendo World'', a themed-land with attractions inspired primarily by the ''Mario'' series, for a tentative opening in 2020.

On July 11, 2015, [[http://nintendoeverything.com/nintendo-president-satoru-iwata-has-passed-away/ it was announced that CEO Satoru Iwata had passed away from a bile duct growth]]. He will be deeply missed by the community, and his passing was noted and mourned by many prominent figures and companies within the gaming industry. Even 4chan honored the man and his contributions to the world of video games. His successor, Tatsumi Kimishima, was chosen in September 2015.

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Currently, the UsefulNotes/WiiU is lagging in expectations and sales and is losing badly to its rivals, but the 3DS is crushing the Vita and doing well (if below expectations) despite mobile games taking a significant chunk of the handheld market base. It's a little too late to completely turn things around (the UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 has sold nearly three times as much as the UsefulNotes/WiiU), but the announcement and release of some big-name franchises and as well as some new franchises for both the Wii U and 3DS are helping quite a bit

Perhaps due to
bit. Despite this underwhelming performance, late life boost, the Wii U is possibly getting was shuffled to an early retirement, given Nintendo's announcement and Nintendo announced in March 2015 that it was already working on its next console -- the Nintendo Switch, originally codenamed NX, currently slated for a March 3, 2017 release. VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild will be a launch title alongside it.

It also took its first steps into the mobile and free-to-play market in 2015, announcing a partnership with developer [=DeNA=] to develop titles for phones and tablets. ''{{VideoGame/Miitomo}}'' was the first of those, and ''VideoGame/PokemonGo'' was a few months behind it, with more to follow. ''Pokemon Go'' proved to be a ''massive'' hit, becoming the most popular mobile game ever in the United States within the week after release, and it causeed caused Nintendo's stock to skyrocket to levels not seen in over a decade.

In May of 2015, Nintendo made even bigger news: strange headlines by announcing that Creator/{{Universal}} successfully secured the license to use Nintendo properties for its [[Ride/UniversalStudios theme parks]]. A year later, Nintendo and Universal announced it would construct ''Super Nintendo World'', a themed-land with attractions inspired primarily by the ''Mario'' series, for a tentative opening in 2020.

On July 11, 2015, [[http://nintendoeverything.com/nintendo-president-satoru-iwata-has-passed-away/ it was announced that CEO Satoru Iwata had passed away from a bile duct growth]]. He will be is deeply missed by the community, and his passing was noted and mourned by many prominent figures and companies within the gaming industry. Even industry - even 4chan honored the man and his contributions to the world of video games. His successor, Tatsumi Kimishima, was chosen in September 2015.



* UsefulNotes/{{Wii}}: [[UsefulNotes/TheSeventhGenerationOfConsoleVideoGames Seventh generation]]. Nintendo's fifth home system, the selling point being its simple motion controls. It has been the basis for a rise in Nintendo's fortunes, outselling its competitors by tens of millions. A focus on drawing in mainstream customers, as well as drawing in the long-timers by assimilating its own past, as well as that of others, has been the impetus for that. The Wii became known for many of its health and sports-related games rather than the company's traditional run-and-gun gameplay. It was backwards-compatible with Gamecube games, and featured the debut of the Virtual Console, which allowed players to download and play digital copies of titles from past titles, such as the NES, SNES, and N64. This was also the first Nintendo home console to not see any official add-ons produced for the console itself.

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* UsefulNotes/{{Wii}}: [[UsefulNotes/TheSeventhGenerationOfConsoleVideoGames Seventh generation]]. Nintendo's fifth home system, the selling point being its simple motion controls. It has been was the basis for a rise in Nintendo's fortunes, outselling its competitors by tens of millions. A focus on drawing in mainstream customers, as well as drawing in the long-timers by assimilating its own past, as well as that of others, has been was the impetus for that. The Wii became known for many of its health and sports-related games rather than the company's more traditional run-and-gun gameplay.or conventional video games. It was backwards-compatible with Gamecube games, and featured the debut of the Virtual Console, which allowed players to download and play digital copies of titles from past titles, such as the NES, SNES, and N64. This was also the first Nintendo home console to not see any official add-ons produced for the console itself.



* UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch: Ninth generation (upcoming). Satoru Iwata confirmed on March 17, 2015, that Nintendo is currently developing its next console, codenamed NX. It's currently slated for a March 2017 release. On October 20, 2016, it was revealed to have a tablet-like base which can be placed in a dock to display on a TV. The tablet can also be removed and attached to pieces of the "Joy-Con" controller for a full portable gaming experience. It will also feature games on cards (like the 3DS) rather than discs.

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* UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch: Ninth generation (upcoming). Satoru Iwata confirmed on March 17, 2015, that Nintendo is currently developing its next console, Originally codenamed NX. It's the NX, it was first mentioned by that name in early 2015 by then-president Satoru Iwata. Revealed to the public at large with the new name in late 2016, it's currently slated for a March 3, 2017 release. On October 20, 2016, it was revealed to have release. Taking a tablet-like base which can be placed cue from the Wii U, the console itself comes in the form of a dock to display on a TV. The touchscreen-capable tablet that can also be removed from the charging dock and attached to pieces of taken on the "Joy-Con" controller for a full go, making it the world's first portable gaming experience. It will also feature games on cards (like home console. The Joy-Con controllers can be slid onto either side of the 3DS) rather than discs.console, slid into a charging grip, or simply held separately with one in each hand.



Nintendo was once (or, depending on your preference, still is) the go-to company for video games, and as such, they hold a larger place in entertainment history than any other video game company. The list that follows is only a partial selection of an absolutely massive 30+ year lineup on at least five different consoles and many hand held variants:

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Nintendo was once (or, depending on your preference, still is) the go-to company for video games, and as such, they hold a larger place in entertainment history than any other video game company. The list that follows is only a partial selection of an absolutely massive 30+ year lineup on at least five multiple different consoles and many hand held variants:
18th Jan '17 11:38:26 PM jormis29
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** ''VideoGame/Splatoon2''
13th Jan '17 8:14:17 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''VideoGame/{{ARMS}}''
1st Jan '17 12:14:49 PM Owlorange1995
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** ''VideoGame/LinksCrossbowTraining''
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