Fusajiro Yamauchi - Founder of Nintendo

Fusajiro Yamauchi - Founder of Nintendo
Fusajiro Yamauchi was born on November 22, 1859 in Japan. He was a Japanese businessman who founded the company now known as the Nintendo. Yamauchi lived in Kyoto, Japan, and had a daughter, Tei Yamauchi who later married the president and the replacement of the Sekiryo Kaneda Fusajiro Yamauchi. Fusajiro Yamauchi started his business with the name "Nintendo Koppai" in 1889, and its name was eventually changed to Nintendo. At the end of the 19th century almost fed up with the Japanese card game. Since 1633 the Japanese government has placed a ban on all foreign playing cards and games to try and prevent illegal gambling, and continue to do so with almost every other card game during the past 250 years into the future.

Finally, a game developed by Nintendo called Hanafuda in Japan and are confident that the government will receive a card game using illustrations instead of numbers for the gameplay. When it looked as if the game industry will suffer a setback and a young entrepreneur, Fusajiro Yamauchi, coming up with new approaches to improve popular game. He not only makes common illustration for use in the game, he will then develop a work of art unique craft that will drive sales of the card game. In 1889 he opened his first store Hanafuda card game, Nintendo Koppai, which will change the name only to Nintendo as the company grows and develops. Became famous card game until Yamauchi must employ assistants to help him.

Hanafuda card game developed rapidly in Japan, but it Fusajiro Yamauchi In the mid-twentieth century, Nintendo tried a number of small specialized businesses, such as a bed dormitory and a taxi company because the Japanese economy in crisis. In 1929, at age 70, Fusajiro finally retired, leaving the company which was followed by her children and grandchildren. For the next 11 years Fusajiro stay out of the gaming business until his death in 1940. Fusajiro will never know that the company he founded would grow to blaze a new path to a different type of game for four decades later called the Nintendo Entertainment System.


After the death Fusajiro development of Yamauchi Nintendo


In 1956, Hiroshi Yamauchi Yamauchi Fusajiro grandson came to America to talk with the United States Playing Card Company is Playing Card Industry leaders in the world. He was surprised by the size of the company's office, until finally he felt that the industry is too small, and Nintendo should expand into other businesses. As the ideal embodiment of that goal, in 1963 Yamauchi change namaNintendo Playing Card Company Limited to Nintendo Company Limited. The company began experimenting with trying to break into other industries in Japan. From the period 1963 to 1968 they had a lot of experimenting in other industries, such as taxi companies, TV networks, Instant Food Company with Instant Rice products, and even a Love Hotel.

In 1966, Nintendo entered the world of children's toy industry with their products Ultra Hand developed by Gunpei Yokoi. Yokoi which had previously been in maintenance of the new department is now transferred Gamessebagai Nintendo product developer. From there, Nintendo continued to cultivate the field of toys by releasing products such as Ultra Machine, Love Tester and the serial Kosenjuu a Light Gun Games. But arguably the


Toy industry, Nintendo is still behind when compared with Bandai and Tomy who already have big names. In 1973, Nintendo began to focus on family entertainment with the Laser Clay Shooting System product that uses the same technology as it has been used in Serial Kousenjuu, the product was placed on the playground bowling is usually crowded. However, due to the overly large financing operations end product should be closed.


In 1974, Nintendo have the rights to distribute the Magnavox Odyssey in Japan. And in 1977 nintendo start making video game system of their own called the Color TV Game is where the game built in the system. In the same year the legendary Shigeru Miyamoto at Nintendo hired by, and at that time he worked under Yokoi. In 1978, Nintendo Arcade Game break into the industry with Computer Othello their products, and as the current year Nintendo continues to release other titles. Nintendo initially only benefit a few but with the establishment of the title game Donkey Kong in 1981 drastically changed the fortunes of Nintendo. Success of the game and then ported to several game consoles like the Atari 2600, Intellivision and ColecoVision provide substantial financial benefits for the Nintendo.

In 1980, Nintendo Game & Watch made a successful market. further in 1983, Nintendo launched the Famicom or Family Computer in Japan. And finally the engine was brought to America in 1985, with Super Mario Bros. And in 1989, Nintendo also released their new Game Boy product that was developed by Yokoi. Game Boy Game Boy Pocket develop and Game Boy Color that have only a slightly different specification to the original version. And the success continued with the Game Boy Game Boy Advance (GBA) which has a technology similar to the SNES, which also finally updated to the Game Boy Advance SP, which is the flip version of the GBA. Prior to the completion GBA, Nintendo also introduced the GBA Micro is smaller than the original GBA.

Then after the Game Boy Advance, Nintendo made a surprise with the Nintendo DS which has similar specs to the Nintendo 64 but has not one but two LCD screens. One of the screen is a touch screen that is used in the game. Nintendo DS continues to prosper despite a fierce competition from the PSP has better graphics capabilities, and more success with the Nintendo DS to DS Lite meremake with a more sleek and stylish. And in 2008, Nintendo announced the Nintendo DSi, which is similar to the DS only has a larger screen, better sound quality, bulit in Web Browser and 2 cameras. In terms of consoles, Nintendo Enterteinment System or NES followed by Super Famicom in Japan or the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) in America. The next Nintendo introduced the Nintendo 64 that have the greatest dijamannya 3D capabilities, and also introduced the use of good Analog Stick on the console, Nintendo 64 also has 4 controller ports, but unfortunately at this time should be lost with Sony Nintendo's success with their PlayStation.




Next Nintendo GameCube launch, where the console is Nintendo's first console to use Pieces Disc media. And Nintendo's last console today is the Nintendo Wii that brings back glorious name in the console industry by using a motion sensor and joystick-like control remote coupled with a variety of online features such as WiiWare, Virtual Console, and much more.

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