Founded on September 23, 1889 by Fusajiro Yamauchi, Nintendo Co., Ltd. today celebrates 127 years of existence as an entertainment company.
From playing cards to love hotels to instant rice, Nintendo has dabbled in many diverse business opportunities over the years. Eighty-five years later, in 1974, Nintendo discovered they were best suited as a video game entertainment company.
Today, Nintendo, led by Tatsumi Kimishima, continues to explore key ventures in the rapidly changing technology sector such as film, the mobile market, and amusement parks. Their ninth generation video game platform, codenamed Nintendo “NX,” is set to launch globally in March 2017.
As a company, Nintendo continues to deliver enjoyable digital experiences — and more — for its consumers on a global scale. But they’ve also seen their fair share of failure along the way. Like ’em, love ’em, or hate ’em, Nintendo has been around for 127 years. And that definitely means something in today’s world.
To put things into perspective, Sony was founded 70 years ago, Microsoft was founded 41 years ago, and Google was founded 18 years ago. That’s a total of 129 years — just two years more than Nintendo’s 127-year existence.
We wish Nintendo a happy 127th anniversary, and we hope to see many more in the years to come.