Nintendo Made An Actual Vacuum Cleaner Before Super Mario

And, no, it’s not the Kirby. The original Super Mario Bros. debut in 1985. Before that, in 1979, Nintendo made an actual remote controlled vacuum cleaner, which was released in Japan. It is called the Chiritorie, which measures only 16cm from one side to another.

Because of its diminutive size, it would take days to clean a house with and was more thought of as a play toy. The Chiritorie is the star of a two-player mini-game in Nintendo 3DS ambassador title WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$, which is a Game Boy Advance title that originally released in 2003.

60 thoughts on “Nintendo Made An Actual Vacuum Cleaner Before Super Mario”

    1. I am suprised sony hasn’t made their own version of it. It would probably be called….yeah i bet you know what it would be called.

    1. Dost there need to be one – sometimes the best news is the news one can laugh to!

      What ist thou reasons for keeping it serious?

        1. Perhaps not to thou, but to others…the knowledge may strike a chord!

          Point of fact – Nintendo also used to run Love Hotels…so in comparison, the fact that they also once tried to make vaccuum cleaners is pretty amusing!!

  1. Not only a vacuum, but Nintendo started with playing cards, then they had ataxi company and “love hotels”. After that decided to have toys, where they invented the Ultra Hand and the Love Detector. Whoa, imagine if Nintendo decided to do something else instead of video games

  2. im sorry but is this really what this came to? I get it was a SLOW ass news day, but come on, this is nice info to know if you wanted to learn nintendo’s history but come on, a nintendo vacuum cleaner is a news update? I know im sounding a bit rude, but i felt very sad when i saw a update just to know its a vacuum cleaner instead of wii u news :(

    1. i KNOW there isnt much Wii U news at the moment, and i probably cant get more hyped than this, but seriously, i need some wii u news. ANYTHING related to wii u for today. PLEASE i need something to hold onto till tomorrow :(

        1. yes, yes i know. But i think i speak for most people that they were a little dissapointed when they read the topic. It just hurt a bit to think for a second that i could read more about the wii u :(

          NOTE: and im not trolling or complaining at all, it was just…. sad to think that id get more wii u news. i guess this site spoiled me

      1. well if so desperate wait for the expo capcom is holding I think tomorrow, if there isn’t any MH3G news I’m done with capcom forever(or until 4 comes out)

  3. Well, technically this is game-ralated news, and it’s about Nintendo as well. This thing was considered a toy and appeared in one of Nintendo’s games, so it fits. Better than posting PS3/Vita news in here.

  4. I actually found this to be pretty funny for some reason. Not every article has to be video game related and since this was made by nintendo, i would see why this has article has been posted

  5. Well, that was a strange non-news-related post.
    Still, it would be nice to see an occasional Did You Know Gaming post…

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