Nintendo

Events

Founded as Nintendo Playing Card Co. Ltd.

1889

card company

1889 - 1956

license Disney characters for card

1956

Tried out new ideas but failed

1963 - 1968

had a taxi company. hotel. instant rice. TV network

Renamed Nintendo Co., Ltd.

1963

playing cards sales drop. Stock went to lowest ever 60JPY

1964

started getting into the eletronics buisness

1974 - 1978

Launch of Game and Watch

1979

success with video games

1979 - 2003

Launch of Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)

1983

Launch of the Game Boy

1988

Launh of Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES, Super NES, and Super Nintendo

1990