Nintendo : A Video Game Company

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Nintendo is a wonderful company, although there is much more to Nintendo than just a video game company. The company has been around for a while, and there’s proof that shows: over multiple years, Nintendo has made many games and many consoles. Nowadays, Nintendo consoles have been tossed aside, forgotten as people play on their Xboxes and Playstations, yet Nintendo still works to make consoles for people’s entertainment. Nintendo tries to make game consoles that’ll please everyone, although that often turns people away for a reason that one does not know. Even though Nintendo has undergone many changes in the past, Nintendo will still continue to be a strong company working to achieve success with multiple game series on multiple …show more content…
However, they ran into trouble even before they started selling video games in America, because people were buying exported systems from Japan. Fortunately, Nintendo realized the problem, that too many other companies were flooding the market with bad games. Then, in 1985, the Nintendo Entertainment System, or NES, was released in America. Nintendo received major success. Unfortunately, Nintendo was hated by fans and other licensees for putting microchips in their products so they couldn’t be replicated. Nintendo survived by striking deals with Pepsi and Toys ‘R’ Us for special distribution deals. That’s the history of Nintendo, how they started as a playing card company, and evolved into a video game company.
Super Mario, the Legend of Zelda, Metroid, and Pokémon; one of the traits they all have in common is that they are all Nintendo’s game series. When looking at a chart of Super Mario games on the Mario Wiki, the wiki stated, “Donkey Kong (1981)” (Wikia). This states that Donkey Kong was released as an arcade game in America, and was the first game to feature the character later known as ‘Mario.’ Later, in 1985, when Nintendo released the NES, Super Mario Bros was released alongside. This game included Mario’s current name, and introduced his brother, Luigi. This was the first game to have two players that play separately instead of at the same time in the Super Mario series. Super Mario Bros.
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