34 Facts About Nintendo Entertainment

1. Nintendo Entertainment has consistently been ranked last in Greenpeace's "Guide to Greener Electronics" due to Nintendo's failure to publish information.

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2. In 1992, Nintendo Entertainment teamed with the Starlight Children's Foundation to build Starlight Fun Center mobile entertainment units and install them in hospitals.

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3. Many years, Nintendo Entertainment had a policy of strict content guidelines for video games published on its consoles.

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4. Nintendo Entertainment established The Pokemon Company alongside Creatures and Game Freak in order to effectively manage the Pokemon brand.

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5. The next day, Nintendo Entertainment unveiled the trailer that revealed the final name of the platform called Nintendo Switch.

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6. On 17 March 2015, Nintendo Entertainment announced a new "dedicated games platform with a brand new concept" with the codename "NX" that would be further revealed in 2016.

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7. Nintendo Entertainment introduced a variety of connectivity options for the GameCube.

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8. Nintendo Entertainment released a limited run of the Super NES Classic Edition in September 2017 through the end of the year.

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9. Nintendo Entertainment produced a limited run of the NES Classic Edition in 2016.

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10. In November 2017, it was reported that Nintendo Entertainment would be teaming up with Illumination Entertainment, an animation division of Universal Pictures, to make an animated Mario film.

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11. In September 2017, Nintendo Entertainment announced a partnership with the Chinese gaming company Tencent to publish a global version of their commercially successful mobile game, Honor of Kings, for the Nintendo Switch.

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12. In December 2016, Nintendo Entertainment released Super Mario Run for iOS devices, with the game surpassing over 50 million downloads within a week of its release.

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13. On 20 October 2016, Nintendo Entertainment released a preview trailer about the NX, revealing the official name to be the Nintendo Switch.

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14. In May 2016, Nintendo Entertainment expressed a desire to enter the animated film market.

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15. On 17 March 2015, Nintendo Entertainment announced a partnership with Japanese mobile developer DeNA to produce games for smart devices.

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16. Nintendo Entertainment continues its partnership with Juegos de Video Latinoamerica to distribute products to the rest of Latin America.

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17. In January 2015, Nintendo Entertainment announced its exit from the Brazilian market after four years of distributing products in the country.

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18. Nintendo Entertainment has worked with this company in the past to create character recognition software for a Nintendo DS touchscreen.

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19. Nintendo Entertainment released the Wii Mini, a cheaper and non-networked redesign of the Wii.

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20. In February 2012, Nintendo Entertainment acquired Mobiclip, a France-based research and development company specialised in highly optimised software technologies such as video compression.

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21. In 2011, Nintendo Entertainment released the Nintendo Entertainment 3DS, based upon a glasses-free stereoscopic 3D display.

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22. In 2004, Nintendo Entertainment released the Nintendo Entertainment DS, its fourth major handheld system.

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23. In 1996, Nintendo Entertainment released the Ultra 64 as the Nintendo 64 in Japan and North America.

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24. In 1989, Nintendo Entertainment announced plans to release the successor to the Famicom, the Super Famicom.

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25. Nintendo Entertainment released the Game Boy in Japan on 21 April 1989, and in North America on 31 July 1989.

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26. In 1983, Nintendo Entertainment launched the Family Computer home video game console in Japan, alongside ports of its most popular arcade games.

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27. Nintendo Entertainment had some small success with this venture, but the release of Donkey Kong in 1981, designed by Miyamoto, changed Nintendo's fortunes dramatically.

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28. Nintendo Entertainment worked for Yokoi, and one of his first tasks was to design the casing for several of the Color TV-Game consoles.

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29. Nintendo Entertainment began to produce its own hardware in 1977, with the Color TV-Game home video game consoles.

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30. Nintendo Entertainment continued to produce popular toys, including the Ultra Machine, Love Tester and the Kousenjuu series of light gun games.

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31. In 1966, Nintendo Entertainment moved into the Japanese toy industry with the Ultra Hand, an extendable arm developed by its maintenance engineer Gunpei Yokoi in his free time.

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32. Nintendo Entertainment continues to manufacture playing cards in Japan and organises its own contract bridge tournament called the "Nintendo Cup".

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33. Nintendo Entertainment was founded as a playing card company by Fusajiro Yamauchi on 23 September 1889.

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34. Nintendo Entertainment is one of the world's largest video game companies by market capitalisation, creating some of the best-known and top-selling video game franchises, such as Mario, The Legend of Zelda, and Pokemon.

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