japanese multinational consumer electronics company
nintendo co., ltd.
logo used since 2016.
nintendo's headquarters in kyoto
yamauchi nintendo & co. (1933–1951)
nintendo playing card co. ltd. (1951–1963)
7974 ntdoy ntdof nto
video game industry
23 september 1889; 130 years ago (1889-09-23)
list of nintendo consoles
lists of nintendo games
hardware: 19.5 million
software: 132.62 million
nintendo switch online
¥1.201 trillion (2019)
¥249.701 billion (2019)
¥194.009 billion (2019)
¥1.690 trillion (2019)
¥1.415 trillion (2019)
number of employees
nintendo co., ltd 2,378 nintendo (total) 6,113 (2019)
entertainment planning & development
platform technology development
nintendo european research & development
nintendo network service database
nintendo software technology
nintendo co., ltd.[a] is a japanese multinational consumer electronics and video game company headquartered in kyoto. nintendo is one of the world's largest video game companies by market capitalization, creating some of the best-known and top-selling video game franchises of all-time, such as mario, the legend of zelda, animal crossing, and pokémon.
nintendo was founded in 1889 by fusajiro yamauchi and originally produced handmade hanafudaplaying cards. by 1963, the company had tried several small niche businesses, such as cab services and love hotels, without major success. abandoning previous ventures in favor of toys in the 1960s, nintendo developed into a video game company in the 1970s. supplemented since the 1980s by its major divisions nintendo of america and nintendo of europe, it ultimately became one of the most influential in the video game industry and one of japan's most-valuable companies with a market value of over $37 billion in 2018.
Nintendo was founded in 1889 by Fusajiro Yamauchi and originally produced handmade hanafudaplaying cards. By 1963, the company had tried several small niche businesses, such as cab services and love hotels, without major success. Abandoning previous ventures in favor of toys in the 1960s, Nintendo developed into a video game company in the 1970s. Supplemented since the 1980s by its major divisions Nintendo of America and Nintendo of Europe, it ultimately became one of the most influential in the video game industry and one of Japan's most-valuable companies with a market value of over $37 billion in 2018.