Nintendo Co. Ltd.
It’s a Japanese multinational consumer electronics and video game company headquartered in Kyoto.
The company is one of the world’s largest video game companies by market capitalization, creating some of the best-known and top-selling video game franchises, such as Mario, The Legend of Zelda, and Pokémon.
Founded on 23 September 1889 by Fusajiro Yamauchi, it originally produced handmade hanafuda playing cards.
Abandoning previous ventures in favor of toys in the 1960s, it then developed into a video game company in the 1970s, ultimately becoming one of the most influential in the industry and Japan’s third most-valuable company with a market value of over $85 billion.
On 17 March 2015, it announced a new “dedicated games platform with a brand new concept” with the codename “NX” that would be further revealed in 2016.
Worldwide the Switch sales had totaled 2.74 million hardware units and 5.46 million software units. According to results published by The NPD Group, Switch once again came out on top of console sales in the U.S.
Switch has been the top console in 4 of the 6 months of its availability.
The company had a great July 2017, grabbing the top spots for both consoles and games last month. Splatoon 2 took the top-spot, while Zelda still held strong.
Nintendo Switch Arcade Archives is a selection of classic games that are being remade and released on Nintendo Switch.
It all starts with Mario Bros on September 27, followed by he likes of Balloon Fight, Ice Climber, Pinball, Clu Clu Land and Punch-Out!!
The games will all have two-player options, which means they can be played locally by detaching the Joy-Cons. Likewise, it will make subtle changes to the releases, including alternative item placements in games like Super Mario Bros.
The first public news of the Switch hardware happened alongside the announcement of Nintendo and DeNA’s partnership on March 17, 2015.
At this stage, the company referred to the console under the codename “NX”, and described it as a “brand new concept”.
At an investor’s meeting in April 2016, it announced that it planned to release the NX worldwide in March 2017.
While the company did not unveil the NX’s hardware at Electronic Entertainment Expo 2016 in June, it did announce that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which was originally announced as Wii U-exclusive, would also be released for the NX.
The Nintendo Switch is a hybrid video game console, with the main system comprising the “Switch Console”, the “Switch Dock”, and the “Joy-Con” controllers.
Although it is a hybrid console, Fils-Aimé stated that the Switch is “a home console that you can take with you on the go”.
Fils-Aimé said that the Switch and their primary handheld console, the 3DS, are meant to co-exist, with Kimishima considering the 3DS an entry-level product for younger players.
The company had planned to diminish production of the Wii U in anticipation of the Switch’s release, and formally announced the end of its production on January 31, 2017.
The company details a massive lineup of games coming to Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS.The next few months for Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS owners are going to be overflowing with a wide variety of first- and third-party games in wildly different genres.
Or, to put in another way, the future for Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS owners is looking quite awesome.
During a Nintendo Direct video presentation, the company provided details for more than 40 games launching for Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems over the next several months.