Nintendo Co., Ltd. [b] is a Japanese international consumer electronic devices as well as computer game business headquartered in Kyoto. The firm was founded in 1889 as Nintendo Karuta [c] by artisan Fusajiro Yamauchi as well as originally created hand-made hanafuda playing cards. After venturing right into a different line of work throughout the 1960s as well as getting a legal status as a public firm under the existing company name, Nintendo dispersed its initial computer game console, the Color TV-Game, in 1977. It obtained global recognition with the launch of the Nintendo Home Entertainment System in 1985.
Since then, Nintendo has actually generated a few of the most effective consoles in the computer game market, such as the Game Kid, the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, the Nintendo DS, the Wii, as well as the Nintendo Switch. It has produced countless major franchises, including Mario, Donkey Kong, The Tale of Zelda, Pokémon, Kirby, Metroid, Fire Emblem, Pet Crossing, Splatoon, Star Fox, Xenoblade Chronicles, as well as Super Smash Bros
Nintendo has multiple subsidiaries in Japan as well as abroad, in addition to business partners such as The Pokémon Firm as well as HAL Lab. Nintendo and also its staff have received honors including Emmy Awards for Innovation & Engineering, Game Developers Choice Awards as well as British Academy Gamings Awards. It is among the wealthiest and also most valuable firms in the Japanese market.