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Nintendo was founded in 1889.  It originally made hanafuda playing cards.  After several ventures including a taxi service it developed into a video game company in the 1970's.  By 1983 it had released it's first family computer, better known as a Famicom.  The console was cosmetically reworked and sold in America as the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES).  After the consoles huge success Nintendo later released it's first handheld console the Nintendo Gameboy.  Over the years Nintendo has launched a range of consoles and handhelds, some with great success some with not so much.