Nintendo is a company located in Japan which developed and created the Wii U. It is one of the most powerful video game companies, and has produced numerous gaming consoles including the Nintendo Entertainment System, the Super Nintendo Entertainment system, the Nintendo 64, the GameCube, and the Wii along with the Wii U, as well as the Game Boy family, DS family, and 3DS family of handheld consoles.


Nintendo was founded on September 23, 1889 in Kyoto, Japan by Fusajiro Yamauchi. Originally, they produced handmade hanafuda cards. However, from 1956 to 1974, they tried to expand their business in several different ventures, all of which failed. In 1974, though, they secured rights to distribute the Magnavox Odyssey, which started their gaming console business.