The Company Of Nintendo
By Nathan Seymour
A Brief History
Mario, an iconic character that was introduced in 1985 on the NES and has since then starred on each console and handheld released by Nintendo either within his own games or crossovers.
Link, a long standing character from the age of the NES and still going strong in The Legend Of Zelda games. Despite there being varied opinions over the series' style of play, the franchise remains to this day one of Nintendo's most recognized and well-known.
Marth, a recurring character in the Fire Emblem series that was originally a Japan exclusive franchise but was localized because of his appearence in Super Smash Bros. Melee, and due to another Nintendo game that introduced the genre of Fire Emblem to North America.
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Quick Facts and Investing Recommendations
- Mario was one of the first characters in games to jump up.
- The NES held the record for most console sales in history until 2006.
- Nintendo thought about making a phone once.
- The DS has sold more units than iPhones and Game Boys, that amount being 125 million units.
Is Nintendo worth investing in?
Yes, because due to Nintendo's growing sales and recent games getting great reviews such as Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Fire Emblem Awakening, now is the perfect time to make an investment. The only downside to investing would be that there have been (and mostly likely be) periods of time when certain Nintendo products don't sell as well as others, or Nintendo loses money over certain projects but in the long run, it'll be worth it.