On September 23rd, 1889, Nintendo was founded. That day has arrived, especially for those in eastern regions of the world, meaning that Nintendo is now 127 years old. The man who founded Nintendo was Fusajiro Yamauchi. If the last name sounds familiar, that’s because his grandson is Hiroshi Yamauchi, who was Nintendo’s third president, joining in 1949 and stepping down in 2002. Video games clearly didn’t exist at the time, but Nintendo did produce some entertainment, and that was handmade hanafuda playing cards. They were popular, and still are. Nintendo still makes playing cards in Japan, and they’ve even organized their own contract bridge tournament called the Nintendo Cup. The realization that playing cards had limited potential is what led the company to pursue other areas of business, eventually turning to video games in the 1970s. It was during that decade, specifically 1975, that Nintendo adopted the logo that they continue to use today. As for Nintendo’s name, the word “Nintendo” is Japanese. Translated to English, “Nintendo” means “leave luck to heaven”.
Happy birthday, Nintendo!
May they have another happy 127 years 😉
Lets just hope they haven’t gone senile lol.
We’ll see with the NX aha
you know what this means right?….
btw happy birthday nintendo!
they say the unofficial age is 140 yrs old as the company goes back fiuther than this official age
GOT TO LOVE THE HATERS DOOMED NINTENDO lol
fact 1 there older than sony ms apple combined
fact 2 there profit per employee is higher than any of the above ever
fact 3 there listed in the british stock exchange as the most well ran and prudent company on the planet this stems from continued profit continued innovation and there age
fact 4 steve jobs once said the only thing that scares me is NINTENDO
Happy Birthday Nintendo!
I’ve never been into playing cards. I’m glad they went into the video game business. Nobody would even know who, or what Nintendo was if it wasn’t for their mark in the video game industry.
No more freemium games or level simulators.
Happy birthday Nintendo!!!!!! Hope you live to see 100 more….. :)
A glorious achievement undoubtedly!
And Nintendo will continue its supreme existence for an eternity still, of that I am sure!
And all that jazz!
Congratulations Big N, wouldn’t be the same without you! :D
Today would be the perfect day for a reveal… *crossing fingers*. :D
Wouldn’t that be something… *winks*
Yeah it’s about time for this old ass hag to roll around and a casket.
THANK YOU BOSS ASS BITCH!!
Ah no fucking problem. Lol
dualshock needs the coffin that sjhit is so old it aint funny
Here’s to a 127 more birthdays while doomed
Happy Birthday CAP’N’!
Happy Birthday Nintendo.
They have handmade stuff back then but basically it was ok and they made there first console back in the 80s.
*made their first console in the 1970s https://media.giphy.com/media/EldfH1VJdbrwY/giphy.gif
I said 80s not 70s
I know. Your statement was incorrect and I fixed it for you. You’re welcome.
Ohh I see my bad
Reach 130 years and then we’ll talk.
In all serious, though, happy birthday to you Nintendo.
Didn’t they own/run a few love hotels too? Thought I remember reading that somewhere
Does this mean that next year, on their 128th, they’ll finally release the long overdue N128?
Happy birthday Nintendo, I knew since 3-4 years ago that Nintendo was that old, over 100 years old. Congrats.
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