Happy 128th Birthday Nintendo!

Happy 128th Birthday Nintendo!

When you think of Nintendo, you probably think of Mario. Most geeks do. 1981 gave us the iconic Donkey Kong game which inspired 3 decades of geeks since. However, did you realize Nintendo was 93 years old when Mario was created? That’s right, the company was founded on September 23, 1889.

The company’s original name was The Nintendo Card Playing Co., and as you can probably guess, they started off making playing cards. That was the company’s main product until the late 1950’s when they began branching out into light guns and other tactile toys. They started looking at electronic entertainment in the early 1970’s and well… the rest is history.

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