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Nintendo, Ltd. (Japanese任天堂(にんてんどう)株式会社(かぶしきがいしゃ)HepburnNintendou Kabushiki Gaisha) is a Japanese video game console company headquartered in Kyoto, Japan. It develops, publishes and releases both video games and video game consoles.

Founded as Nintendo Koppai in September 23, 1889 by Fusajiro Yamauchi as a playing card game manufacturer. The company is credited as the creators of popular franchises including Mario, Legend of Zelda and even Pokémon. The company also manufactured consoles and handhelds including, the Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo 64, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Nintendo GameCube, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Wii, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, and Nintendo Switch.

Its former president was Satoru Iwata until confirmed his death on July 11, 2015. Nintendo announced that Genyo Takeda and Shigeru Miyamoto would take over as interns until a replacement CEO is found. The CEO of Nintendo is Tatsumi Kimishima as of September 16, 2015.

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