Nintendo Koppai: A Very Brief History Of Nintendo

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In 1889, a small playing card company opened up in Kyoto Japan and produced Hanafuda Cards. These were a form of playing cards. The name of the business was “Nintendo Koppai.” The company was very successful. However, in the 1950s, the company became concerned about the long term popularity of playing cards. They made a deal with the Walt Disney Company to use their characters on cards. It was successful, but eventually the business stalled. Today Nintendo is a five billion dollar company. The industry has come a long way since “Nintendo Koppai.” That change has had a large impact on our culture. In the early 1970s the company became interested in video games. In 1975 they released their first game, called EVR Race, and Shortly afterwards …show more content…
The DS was the first Nintendo console to have touch controls. If the DS wasn’t received well, the company might not stand today. Luckily, the console was received very well. In 2005, the Game Boy Micro, the smallest and least successful Game Boy, was released. During the first half of 2006, Nintendo released the DS Lite, a lighter version of the DS with improved battery life. Later in the same year, Nintendo released the Wii, which was and currently is, the best selling Nintendo console. The Wii uses Wii remotes that have a sensor bar for aiming and a motion sensor used to detect rotation and movement. In 2011, Nintendo released the 3DS, a system based off of glass-free 3D display. The Wii U, released in 2012, sold slower than expected. By 2013, Wii U sales had increased dramatically. In 2016, Nintendo released their first of three current mobile apps. In 2017, Nintendo released their most recent console, the Nintendo Switch, which combined the best parts of previous consoles: the portability of the DS, controllers like the Wii, and a separate screen like the Wii U. So far, the Switch has been a popular console with kids and adults a

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