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Nintendo
The Nintendo logo
Type Public
Founded September 23, 1889
Headquarters Kyoto, Japan
International:
Redmond, Washington, USA
Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
Großostheim, Germany
Scoresby, Victoria, Australia
Suzhou, China (as iQue, Ltd.)
Seoul, South Korea
Key people Fusajiro Yamauchi: Founder
Satoru Iwata: President & CEO
Reggie Fils-Aime: President & COO of NoA
Shigeru Miyamoto: Game Designer
Gunpei Yokoi: Creator Game Boy, Game & Watch, and Metroid
Hiroshi Yamauchi: Former President & Chairman
Minoru Arakawa & Howard Lincoln: Former heads of NOA
Satoru Shibata: President of NOE
Industry 1st: Card Games, 2nd: Toys, 3rd(Present): Video Games
Products Game Boy line, Color TV Game, NES, SNES, Nintendo 64, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo DS, the Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, and various video game titles
Revenue Green Up Arrow.png ¥555.263 billion (2009)
Forbes 2000 ranking: 620
Net income Green Up Arrow.png ¥279.089 billion (2009)
Employees 3,013 (2006)
Website Nintendo Japan
Nintendo of America
Nintendo Europe
Nintendo Australia

Nintendo Co., Ltd. (任天堂株式会社 Nintendō Kabushiki gaisha?) is a Japanese video game hardware manufacturer and software publisher. They are the largest video game making company, followed by Sony. They have countless series, such as the Mario, Legend of Zelda, Animal Crossing, and Metroid series. They previously made hanafuda cards before they came into the video game industry, and are now one of the largest video game companies there are. Since they're the developers of the Animal Crossing series, some of their products, like the NES have made it into Animal Crossing gameplay. They also have made the SNES, Nintendo 64, GameCube, Wii, Gameboy, Game Boy Color, Gameboy Advance, and Nintendo DS.

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[edit] Gaming systems

Nintendo has created many gaming systems, most of which are listed below:

[edit] Consoles

[edit] Portables

[edit] Club Nintendo

Main article: Club Nintendo

Club Nintendo is a Nintendo reward system, where users input codes from major Nintendo games and consoles to receive Coins (or Stars in Europe). Coins may also be earned by completing surveys. These Coins may then be traded for a variety of prizes.

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