Who are we?

Nintendo has strived to entertain people of all ages for over 120 years. With our wide range of games and our stable of well-known characters recognised around the world, we're committed to creating fun experiences that anybody can enjoy.

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Nintendo has a strong history of creating entertainment products dating all the way back to 1889, when the company's founder, Fusajiro Yamauchi, began manufacturing Japanese playing cards known as Hanafuda cards. Since then, Nintendo has branched out into other avenues, including toy production, and became a leading pioneer in the interactive entertainment business.

Nowadays Nintendo is most famous for its video games, and is dedicated to creating games with a strong sense of fun that appeal to everybody, no matter what their background. Nintendo produces industry-leading hardware, such as Nintendo 3DS family systems and Wii U, and is home to a variety of iconic video game series, including Mario, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, Pokémon, Kirby, Animal Crossing and Metroid.

In this section, you can read more about:

  • Nintendo's world famous characters
  • The Nintendo website and what it contains
  • Where to find general support assistance

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