Nintendo celebrates 130th anniversary: ​​history and major achievements of Big N

Today, September 23, 2019, Nintendo celebrates its 130th anniversary. Gagadget congratulates the company on its anniversary and recalls

the main achievements of the "big N".

How it all started

The company began operations on September 23, 1889years, and it was founded by Fusajiro Yamauchi. Initially, Nintendo Company Limited was engaged in the sale of Hanafud playing cards. This went on for more than 40 years, until the company took up the business of a taxi, “love hotels,” selling instant rice and toys.

In 1970, Nintendo took the first step in gamingbusiness launching a light gun for Magnavox Odyssey. Seven years later, the company teamed up with Mitsubishi and created its own prefix Color TV-Game 6, in which six variations of the electronic pong were “embedded”.

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Oldest gaming company

For 130 years, Nintendo has released 10 consoles ifdo not count revisions. The company's most popular set-top box was Nintendo DS, which sold 154.02 million copies. In second place are Game Boy and Game Boy Color, which fell into the hands of 118.69 million gamers. The third best console was Wii, succumbing to a circulation of 101.63 million copies. As for the Nintendo Switch, in two years the company sold 36.87 million devices.

The company's most successful game was Wii Sports,which sold 82,870,000 copies. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time for Nintendo 64 remains the highest rated Metacritic game. The project received 99 points from journalists, and 9.1 from gamers. Nintendo itself ranks 21st on the Forbes list of the best companies.