For the location in The Minish Cap, see Nitendo.

Nintendo Company, Limited (任天堂株式会社 Nintendō kabushiki-gaisha?) is the company that publishes and owns the Legend of Zelda series, along with many other series. The Zelda series makes several references to other Nintendo games, especially the Super Mario Bros. series, Nintendo's most successful franchise.


Nintendo is a Japanese multinational corporation originally founded on September 23, 1889 in Kyoto, Japan by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce handmade hanafuda cards. In the mid-twentieth century, the company tried several small niche businesses, such as a love hotel and a taxi company. Over the years, it became a video game company, growing into one of the most powerful in the industry.

Gaming systems

Nintendo has created many gaming systems, most of which are listed below:

Home Consoles


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