Nintendo was founded by Fusajiro Yamauchi in 1889. Originally created to manufacture playing cards, Nintendo tried its hand at a number of ideas before finding its groove in the gaming industry. Today, the electronics company, based in Kyoto, Japan, is best known for its video ga
Nintendo's current products include the Wii, a home video-game console that employs a wireless controller and uses motion-sensing technology to create an interactive experience. Nintendo carries the Wii's successor, the Wii U, which features a touch-screen controller; the DS, a handheld video-game system with touch-screen capabilities; and the DS3, which produces 3-D effects without the use of glasses.
Nintendo offers games featuring a number of Mario Kart team members, such as Yoshi, Toad, Donkey Kong, Mario, Luigi, Koopa Troopa, Bowser, and Princess. It also has a partnership with K'nex, through which it produces sets for building mini planes, cars, trains, and robots. Nintendo sells bedding, backpacks, plush characters, and wall decals as well.