Today, September 23rd, marks the 130th birthday of Nintendo.
Nintendo was started in 1889 in Kyoto, Japan by Fusajiro Yamauchi and was originally named Nintendo Koppai. The company started off manufacturing playing cards before venturing off into a variety of other businesses. After work in taxis, 'love hotels', and many other opportunities, Nintendo began work in the electronics market and slowly became the Nintendo we know and love today.
Five years ago, when Nintendo celebrated it's 125th anniversary, things were beginning to look bleak. Today, thanks to a period of sales success and internal changes as well as the popularity of Mario and Pokemon, Nintendo is looking great! Happy Birthday!