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The History of Nintendo

  • creation of nintendo

    creation of nintendo
    Nintendo Co., Ltd. is a Japanese multinational consumer electronics company headquartered in Kyoto, Japan. Nintendo is the world's largest video game company by revenue.
  • First console

    First console
    The Color TV Game series includes five different pieces of hardware, each one with a unique game. Color TV Game systems did not have interchangeable cartridges, so each console could only play a single title. (1977-1979)
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    The consoles of nintendo

    Nintendo created by Fusajiro Yamauchi
  • Game & watch

    Game & watch
    There have been 60 different variations of the Game & Watch system. (1980)
  • Nintendo entertainment system

    Nintendo entertainment system
    The Nintendo Entertainment System was one of Nintendo's largest successes. Unlike the Color TV Games, the NES could play different titles that could be purchased at the store in (1985)
  • Game boy

    Game boy
    The Game Boy was the first portable, interchangeable cartridge handheld by Nintendo. (1989)
  • Super nintendo entertainment system

    Super nintendo entertainment system
    The Super Nintendo Entertainment System featured enhanced graphics, a brand new controller, and more. (1991)
  • Virtual boy

    Virtual boy
    The first Nintendo console with 3D graphics, the concept was to create a virtual reality experience. The system featured a pair of goggles to look into which sent a slightly different image to each eye, creating the 3D effect. The graphics could only be displayed in red and black. The system reportedly caused headaches and nausea, leading to low sales. It was discontinued less than a year after it was released. (1995)
  • Nintendo 64

    Nintendo 64
    The Nintendo 64 featured greatly improved 3D graphics and a new controller that introduced the modern joystick. It was also the first home console to have four controller ports built into the system. In the stores in (1996)
  • Game boy pocket

    Game boy pocket
    Similar to the Game Boy except it is a more slimmed down version with a monochrome screen rather than the pea soup screen. (1996)
  • Game boy light

    Game boy light
    Native to Japan. Similliar to the Game Boy Pocket except it featured a backlit screen for playing in the dark. (1997)
  • Nintendo pokemon pikachu

    Nintendo pokemon pikachu
    The Pokémon Pikachu is a virtual pet toy and pedometer. The player takes care of a virtual pet Pikachu. (1998)
  • Game boy color

    Game boy color
    Similar to the Game Boy, but with color graphics. It also had many technical enhancements, including a more powerful processor and an infrared wireless link-up port. (1998)
  • Game cube (My favourite)

    Game cube (My favourite)
    The GameCube featured enhanced graphics and a new controller. The games came on mini-discs. It was the first Nintendo home console to solely use a disc format for games. (2001)
  • Panasonic Q

    Panasonic Q
    The Panasonic Q is a hybrid version of the Nintendo GameCube with the ability to play DVDs, Audio CDs, MP3s and CDs as well as several other new features. It was only released in Japan. (2001)
  • Game boy advance

    Game boy advance
    The Game Boy Advance was a major improvement over the Game Boy Color with a new handheld shape, shoulder buttons and better graphics. (2001)
  • Pokemon mini

    Pokemon mini
    The Pokemon Mini is a Nintendo handheld themed around Pokémon. Only 10 games were made for it. The Nintendo GameCube game, Pokémon Channel, features a Pokémon Mini emulator and six games. (2001)
  • Game boy advance SP

    Game boy advance SP
    The Game Boy Advance SP was the first Game Boy to have a clamshell design much like the Nintendo DS. The Game Boy Advance SP featured much better graphics. (2003)
  • Nintendo DS

    Nintendo DS
    The Nintendo DS featured two screens, the bottom one being a touch screen. The system also had enhanced graphics. It featured backwards compatibility with Game Boy Advance games and was often criticized for its chunky design. (2004)
  • Game boy micro

    Game boy micro
    Was the last Game Boy in the line and was the smallest handheld ever released. Featured a lack of backwards compatibility. (2005)
  • Wii

    The Wii featured motion controls, a new online system and slightly improved graphics. The graphical change wasn't nearly as dramatic as previous console transitions. The newer black model doesn't support Gamecube games. (2006)
  • Nintendo DS lite

    Nintendo DS lite
    This was the first redesign of the Nintendo DS line. It was a more slimmed down like Nintendo DS and featured a brighter screen. (2006)
  • Nintendo DSI

    Nintendo DSI
    The second redesign of the Nintendo DS line. It was the first Nintendo handheld to feature multimedia. It featured a 0.3 megapixel camera that you could have fun with by editing pictures etc. It also featured a music app where you could record your voice and then play around with it. You could also listen to actual music. Lastly it featured the shop app where you could download games etc. (2008)
  • Nintendo DSI XL

    Nintendo DSI XL
    This was the last redesign of the Nintendo DS line. It was the same as the Nintendo DSi except it featured a bigger and slimmer design with new 4.3" dual-screens. (2010)
  • Nintendo 3DS

    Nintendo 3DS
    The Nintendo 3DS can produce 3D graphics on the top screen without the need for glasses. (2011)
  • Wii mini

    Wii mini
    The Wii Mini is a smaller version of the Wii console that lacks internet connectivity and Gamecube backwards capibility. It was only released in Canada and the UK. (2012)
  • Wii U

    Wii U
    The Wii U features a new controller known as the Wii U GamePad, which has a 6.2" touch screen built into it. It also boasts new 1080p HD graphics. (2012)
  • Nintendo 3DS XL

    Nintendo 3DS XL
    In a similar manner to the Nintendo DSi XL. The 3DS XL was released on July 21, 2012 in Japan and on August 19, 2012 in the USA and other countries. The 3DS XL features even bigger 5" screens. (2012)
  • Nintendo 2DS

    Nintendo 2DS
    The Nintendo 2DS is a redesign of the Nintendo 3DS, which uses mostly the same software, but differs in physical design. It features a more solid, tablet-like design as opposed to the Nintendo 3DS' clamshell design. (2013)
  • New nintendo 3DS

    New nintendo 3DS
    The New Nintendo 3DS is a revision of the Nintendo 3DS, with new features like Amiibo and the Face Plates. The console also has a 3D screen which can be view in different angles and a new control button. (2014)
  • New nintendo 3Ds XL

    New nintendo 3Ds XL
    The New Nintendo 3DS XL is a bigger version of the New Nintendo 3DS. (2014)