Nintendo was established in 1889 by Fusajiro Yamauchi as a playing card company. It wasn’t until the 1970s that they’d move into the video game industry and start to resemble the company they are today. Some of their most notable successes include the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), Gameboy, Super NES, Nintendo 64, and Wii.
Their success with video game hardware has largely come as the result of games featuring popular characters such as Super Mario, Pokemon, Donkey Kong, Kirby, and Link. They are currently based in Kyoto, Japan.