The Company Of Nintendo

By Nathan Seymour

A Brief History

Nintendo is a corporation due to the ability to purchase stock in the company. Nintendo was originally founded in 1889 by Fusajiro Yamauchi as a company that produced Japanese playing cards or hanafuda. Nintendo's business in designing and producing consoles began in 1985 with the NES, and also producing handhelds in 1986 with the Game Boy. This trend continued in 1991 with the SNES, and in 2001 with the Game Boy Advance. To this day Nintendo's primary focus has been towards consoles and handhelds.

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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.

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