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Nintendo: The home of legendary games and consoles

Nintendo is a world leader in the video game industry, developing, manufacturing and marketing world-famous software and consoles. The Japanese company has made history with a whole series of video games such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Pokémon, Animal Crossing, The Legend of Zelda, ... Today, Nintendo continues to please young and old alike with its latest consoles that everyone wants to buy!

The history of Nintendo

It all began over 130 years ago in Kyoto, Japan. At the time, Nintendo was a toy manufacturer. It was not until the 1970s that the company contributed to the development of the video game industry by starting to manufacture media. The history of the famous game console began with the manufacture of arcade terminals, followed by home consoles in 1983 and portable consoles in 1989. In the 1990s, Nintendo was forced to compete with Sega, Sony, PlayStation and even Xbox. A competition that pushed the giant to offer something new! Today, it goes without saying that the Game Boy, the Wii, the Nintendo DS, the Wii U, the Nintendo 3DS and the Nintendo Switch have become the unavoidable references in terms of consoles. Nintendo never stops renewing itself to introduce products that are always more surprising and innovative. Products that you can find in our geek shop!

Nintendo consoles

As you can see, Nintendo is a pioneer in the electronic entertainment industry. In the early 1980s, the Game and Watch made their appearance. But it was above all thanks to the Game Boy that Nintendo revolutionised the way we play! It was a great first, since this portable console made it possible to play different games thanks to a system of cartridges inserted in the back of the device. Tetris quickly became a must-have game! The Game Boy was released in several improved versions before making way for its "little sister" the Nintendo DS. Released in the early 2000s, this portable console was equipped with several rare features such as two backlit screens, one of which was touch-sensitive. Ever more avant-garde, the Lite and DSi variants were launched a few years later. The flagship game was New Super Mario Bros. The Nintendo DS is the company's most successful handheld ever, being the most popular handheld of all time.

In 2006, the Wii was added to the Nintendo family. This console was a hit with everyone, as everyone was hooked on motion detection. Within a year of its release, families were able to work out while having fun with the Wii Fit and Wii Balance Board. In early 2011, the Nintendo 3DS arrived. This console allows for stereoscopic 3D images to be displayed without the need for special glasses. 2012 is a landmark year for Nintendo with the launch of the Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS XL. Unfortunately, these two consoles were not as successful as expected. In 2016, Big N revolutionised the console world again with the Nintendo Switch. It is undoubtedly its hybrid side allowing to play in portable version or console version which will make its planetary success! With over 50 million units sold, the Switch is now one of the top 5 best-selling Nintendo consoles. Today, rumours suggest that the Japanese giant could soon unveil a "Pro" version of the Switch... To be continued!

Nintendo games

Nintendo's popularity is not only due to its expertise in consoles. Since the appearance of its first "machine", the company has been able to create games, characters and worlds of its own. In 1981, the game Donkey Kong featured the famous gorilla and above all Jumpman. This man who jumps behind Donkey Kong will become the emblematic Nintendo character since he is none other than Mario. The plumber with the red cap will be the hero of many adventures such as Super Mario, Mario Kart, Mario Bros, ... Other games will also become unavoidable: Animal Crossing, Nintendogs, The Legend of Zelda, ... Without forgetting the Pokémons which will enter the history of the video game!

Shop for Geek offers you many items related to the Nintendo universe. Don't wait to discover all our Mario, Donkey Kong, Pokémon, etc. products. You will find a wide range of goodies such as water bottles, T-shirts, headphones, etc. Our geek shop also offers many other products such as shonen manga. We invite you to discover the different licences available in our online shop.