Nintendo is an electronics & video game company based in Japan. The company was founded in 1889 by Fusajiro Yamauchi and originally produced handmade playing cards.

Here you’ll find facts about your favorite Nintendo franchises, consoles, and games.

Facts about Mario

7 Super Facts About Nintendo’s Mario

Mario's first appearance was in 1981 in the Donkey Kong video game, and he was a carpenter, not a plumber.

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100 Video Game Facts

100 Interesting Facts About Your Favorite Video Games

Left 4 Dead 2 was so popular that an expansion was released eleven years after the original launch date.

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Nintendo Switch facts

9 Interesting Facts About The Nintendo Switch

As of March 2018, the Nintendo Switch became the fastest-selling video game console of all time.

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Donkey Kong Facts

25 Fun Facts About Donkey Kong

Donkey Kong games have been around since 1981, but DK didn’t make his movie debut until 2015 in "Pixels".

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Facts About the Original Game Boy

15 Fun Facts About the Nintendo Game Boy

The Game Boy Light, a Japanese-only release, had a built-in backlit screen allowing people to play in low light conditions.

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10 Facts About Princess Peach

10 Fun Facts About Princess Peach

In 2007, Princess Peach ended up on Forbes’ list of Wealthiest Fictional Billionaires.

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Mario Day Facts - March 10

National Mario Day | March 10 (MAR10)

In 1983, the first Mario Bros. game was released featuring Mario and his brother Luigi.

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Nintendo Wii U Console

Interesting Facts About Nintendo’s Wii U

The Nintendo Wii U gamepad is not only a controller, additional screen, and separate console, but can also control your TV!

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Classic N64 Console

20 Interesting Facts About the Nintendo 64

The final Nintendo 64 cartridge game ever made was "Tony Hawk Pro Skater" and was released in 2002.

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The Legend of Zelda

30 Fun Facts About The Legend of Zelda

Robin Williams called his daughter Zelda, after the princess in the game The Legend of Zelda.

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What You Didn't Know About Nintendo

What You Didn’t Know About Nintendo InfoGraphic

Did you know that "Nintendo" means "leave luck to heaven" in Japanese?

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Super Mario Bros Game

Facts About the Super Mario Mushrooms

In the Mario Series, there are roughly 78 different types of Mushrooms which can all affect you in different ways.

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