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Nintendo's logo, which dates back to the 1980s. The current color was adopted in 2006; the previous red version is still used on some properties.
Company nameNintendo Co., Ltd.
Company typePublic
Tyo - 7974
Osaka SE: 7974
Pinksheets - NTDOY
IndustryCard games (previously)
Video games
FoundedSeptember 23, 1889
HeadquartersOriginal office
Kyoto, Japan
International offices:
Redmond, Washington, United States
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Großostheim, Germany
Scoresby, Victoria, Australia
Suzhou, PRC (as iQue, Ltd.)
Seoul, South Korea
Taiwan, ROC (via Nintendo Co., Ltd. and Haku Yu)
Windsor, Berkshire, UK
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Area servedWorldwide
Key peopleSatoru Iwata: President and CEO
Reggie Fils-Aime: President and COO of NOA
Shigeru Miyamoto: Game Designer
Conrad Abbott: President of NOC
Rose Lappin: Managing Director of Nintendo Australia
Gunpei Yokoi (deceased): Creator of Game Boy, Game & Watch and Metroid video game series
Hiroshi Yamauchi: Former President and Chairman
Minoru Arakawa: Former head of NOA
Satoru Shibata: President of NOE
Satoshi Tajiri: Creator of the Pokémon franchise
ProductsGame Boy line, Color TV Game, NES, SNES, Virtual Boy, Nintendo 64, Nintendo GameCube, Gameboy Advance, Nintendo DS, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, and various video games
Revenue(-) ¥1 trillion (2011)
Operating income(-) ¥171 billion (2011)
Net income(-) ¥77.6 billion (2011)
Total assets(-) ¥1.6 trillion (2011)
Total equity(-) ¥1.2 trillion (2011)
Employees4,712 (2011)

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|} is a multinational corporation located in Kyoto, Japan. Founded on September 23, 1889 by Fusajiro Yamauchi, it produced handmade hanafuda cards. By 1963, the company had tried several small niche businesses, such as a cab company and a love hotel.

Nintendo developed into a video game company, becoming one of the most influential in the industry, and Japan's third most valuable listed company, with a market value of over US$85 billion. Also, Nintendo of America is the majority owner of the Seattle Mariners Major League Baseball team.

The name Nintendo can be roughly translated from Japanese to English as "leave luck to heaven". As of October 18, 2010, Nintendo has sold over 565 million hardware units and 3.4 billion software units.

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