Fan Service: Knowing the Basics
Sometimes, fandom forgets its basics. Here’s a need-to-know of Nintendo!
- Origin: Nintendo was originally established in 1889 in which it made Hanafuda playing cards. They were also involved in a number of other ventures which eventually failed until around 1975 when they started to focus on arcade games which soon evolved into video games.
- Most Notable Systems: Nintendo Entertainment System (1985), Game Boy (1989), Super Nintendo Entertainment System (1991), Nintendo 64 (1996), Game Boy Color (1998), Nintendo GameCube (2001), Game Boy Advance (2001), Nintendo DS (2004) and Nintendo Wii (2006), Nintendo 3DS (2011) and Nintendo Wii U (2012)
- Ten Important Franchises: Donkey Kong, Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Pokémon, Metroid, Kirby, Star Fox, Animal Crossing, Wii Series and Game & Watch
- Names to Know: Shigeru Miyamoto (creator of Mario, Zelda, Pikmin and more and Nintendo EAD manager), Satoru Iwata (Nintendo president), Reggie Fils-Aimes (Nintendo of America president), Satoru Shibata (Nintendo of Europe president)
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