|“Wii think you suck!!”|
|~ Nintendo on their competitors|
By the 1970's, Nintendo had developed into a video gaming corporation, becoming Japan's 3rd most influential company, after the anime and hentai industries. It is also one of the most valuable, with a net value of 85,000,000 yen (approximately $8 USD), and some might even say they have become somewhat famous worldwide.
Card Company (1889-1956)Edit
Nintendo was originally founded as a card company that produced Pokemon cards for children. Pokemon was originally introduced as a "more better" competitor to American baseball cards. Japan was on the verge of an industrial revolution and territorial conquest, and Nintendo hoped to cash in on it by inventing a sport completely original and representitive of Japan's culture. Hence "Pokemon" was conceived. By the 1950's, however, Nintendo's CEO decided they needed to expand the company, and a series of new venures was initiated.