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Type Public
Founded September 23, 1889
Headquarters Japan Kyoto, Japan
USA Redmond, Washington, USA
Canada Richmond, British Columbia
UK Windsor, Berkshire
Europe Frankfurt, Germany
Australia Scoresby, Victoria
China Suzhou, China (as iQue, Ltd.)
South Korea Seoul, South Korea
Key people Nintendo of Japan:
Shuntaro Furukawa (president and CEO)
Satoru Iwata† (former president and CEO)
Shigeru Miyamoto (game designer)
Gunpei Yokoi† (creator of the Game Boy, Game & Watch, and Virtual Boy)
Hiroshi Yamauchi† (former president and chairman)
Fusajiro Yamauchi† (founder)
Nintendo of America:
Doug Bowser (president and COO)
Reggie Fils-Aime (former president and COO)
Minoru Arakawa & Howard Lincoln (former heads)
Nintendo of Europe:
Satoru Shibata (president)
Industry Video game industry
Consumer electronics
Products Color TV-Game, Game & Watch, Famicom/NES, Game Boy line, Super NES, Virtual Boy, Nintendo 64, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo DS, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, Nintendo Switch, various game titles and peripherals

Nintendo Co., Ltd. is a Japanese company which develops and manufactures its own line of video games and consoles. It was founded by Fusajiro Yamauchi on September 23, 1889 as a company which produced Hanafuda playing cards. Since 1977, with the release of the Color TV-Game, Nintendo has been a video game developer and console manufacturer.

Nintendo has published every game in the Super Smash Bros. series. Prior to Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the series only had representation for Nintendo franchises, such as Mario and The Legend of Zelda. While later Super Smash Bros. games still mainly represent Nintendo franchises, they also have representation for some third-party franchises, such as Sonic the Hedgehog.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 任天堂
任天堂 is the formal name of the company. For each characters, 任 (nin) means "responsibility", "work" or "obligation", 天 (ten) means "sky" and 堂 ( ) meaning "stately", "bless" or "sanctuary". Also 天堂 (tendō ) means "heaven".
ニンテンドー is written in rough katakana form and is used for the Japanese names of some Nintendo's consoles, like Nintendo GameCube (ニンテンドーゲームキューブ, Nintendō Gēmukyūbu).
The name Nintendo comes from a Japanese saying, 「運を天に任せる」(un o ten ni makaseru), meaning "To leave one's luck to heaven."
Chinese 任天堂
Finnish Nintendon (Captain N: The Game Master)
Korean 닌텐도

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