donkey kong arcade Fun and Interesting Facts About the History of Nintendo

by:BLEE     2019-07-04
donkey kong arcade Fun and Interesting Facts About the History of Nintendo
One thing caught my attention today.If not everyone has heard of Nintendo Japan, right?They are one of the largest video game companies in the world.They are the company that brought us Super Mary and Wii.Well, it turns out that the company has been there since 1800!In fact, the company was originally a very small company based in Kyoto, Japan, producing a card game called Hanafuda.
The cards were all handmade and soon became very popular.On 1956, Nintendo president yamshi Yamauchi held a business meeting with the American Playing Card Company, which happens to be the world's largest Playing Card Company.At this meeting, Hiroshi noticed that such a large company was downgraded to use a small office, which gave him a glimpse of the limitations of the playing card market.
Hiroshi has a bigger desire for his company and he wants to broaden his horizons.In 1959, Nintendo reached an agreement with Disney to use their characters on playing cards.By bundling cards with Disney characters and selling all the books for different types of games that can be played, Nintendo is able to sell cards to a wider market.
The deal paid off and Nintendo soon sold more than 600,000 packs of cards a year.Due to this success, Hiroshi decided to list the company and listed it in the second division of the Osaka Stock Exchange on 1962.With all the success of the company and the additional capital on the market, Nintendo decided to try to expand the product base.
Between 1963 and 1968, they set up a taxi company, a chain hotel, a food company, and several other companies that did not have a real success.In 1965, Nintendo hired maintenance engineer Gunpei Hengjing for their assembly line.Gunpei worked on the assembly line for 5 years until Nintendo president shannei Guangzhi discovered his special talent.
In 1970, while observing a factory, he noticed an extended arm toy made by Gunpei for his entertainment.Hiroshi ordered Gunpei to develop arm as a suitable product for the upcoming Christmas peak, and it soon became one of Nintendo's earliest successful toys, selling more than 1 million units.Gunpei Yokoi was canceled for assembly maintenance and worked on product development full time.
He went on to develop several other electronic toys, but his best toys have not yet come out.In 1977, Nintendo hired Miyamoto, who will work with yokai to develop games such as King Kong and Mario Brothers.From the end of 1970 to the beginning of 1980, Nintendo achieved its greatest success in arcade games.
Their first attempt in Japan was with the Famicom system.The console completely failed before the Super Mario Brothers were released.Sold 500,000 units in just two months!However, it was later discovered that all consoles were defective and later had to recall them, which cost the company a lot.
With the release of the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1986, Nintendo eventually handed them over to the United States.Due to the release of many poor quality games to consoles such as Atari 2600, a major video game crash occurred in the United States.To solve this problem, Nintendo allows only 3rd game developers to make 5 games a year.
Also, in order to sell, all games must be approved and a quality seal for Nintendo.Nintendo used a chip on their console and would not allow the cartridge to be played without this seal.Since then, the rest is the history of video games.
They go from Nintendo to Super Nintendo, from Nintendo 64 to Gamecube, and now they have the Wii.Nintendo is also the most successful handheld game company in the world. after the Game Boy dominated the 90 s, Nintendo DS is currently under great impact.
Here are some other interesting facts you may not know about Nintendo.Interesting fact: Nintendo's biggest failure in the video game industry is Virtual Boy.The system was an early attempt in 3D games in 1995.
Nintendo only shipped 800,000 units to the store and lost a lot of money, so it stopped the project.* Interesting fact: in 1953, Nintendo became the first company in Japan to produce plastic playing cards.It was a great success for them to dominate the playing card market.
* Interesting fact: Nintendo owns the Seattle Mariners baseball team!They bought the club in 1992 for $100 million.* Interesting fact: many early Nintendo games are hard to beat in order to keep the game going longer.* Interesting fact: the word Nintendo Japan means "Leave luck to Heaven ".
* Interesting fact: Mario has a 27 \ 'vertical jump
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