Wii think you suck!!
~ Nintendo on their competitors

Nintendo tries out a new (and improved) method of advertising.

Nintendo Co., Ltd. (任天堂株式会社 Nintendō Kabushiki Gaisha) is a Japanese corporation best known for pumping out classic video games, revolutionizing the gaming industry, and whoring Mario and Zelda. Founded in 1889 by Japanese entreprenour Fusajiro Yamauchi, they originally made Pokemon playing cards for Japanese kids to play with, to compete with American baseball cards that dominated the industry. By 1963, they had experimented with other business ideas, such as a cab company and a love hotel.[1]

By the 1970's, Nintendo had developed into a video gaming corporation, becoming Japan's 3rd most influential company, after the anime and hentai industries. It is also one of the most valuable, with a net value of 85,000,000 yen (approximately $8 USD), and some might even say they have become somewhat famous worldwide.


Card Company (1889-1956)Edit

Nintendo was originally founded as a card company that produced Pokemon cards for children. Pokemon was originally introduced as a "more better" competitor to American baseball cards. Japan was on the verge of an industrial revolution and territorial conquest, and Nintendo hoped to cash in on it by inventing a sport completely original and representitive of Japan's culture. Hence "Pokemon" was conceived. By the 1950's, however, Nintendo's CEO decided they needed to expand the company, and a series of new venures was initiated.


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