Audience versions of this page: FamilyOn September 23, 1889, Nintendo Koppai opened for business in Kyoto, Japan. Today known simply as Nintendo, the corporation is one of the largest video game companies in the world.Nintendo Koppai started off as a manufacturer of hanafuda, or Japanese playing cards. Nintendo continues to manufacture and market games, just a little more high-tech. Nintendo manufactures both hardware (such as the Wii and Game Boy devices) as well as software (such as the Donkey Kong and Mario Bros. series of games).In 2013, Nintendo boasted a profit of $5.6 billion, with more than 5,000 employees all over the world.
Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry boast Verb
to brag or show off.
business made up of a group of stockholders, or people who own interest in the business.
tool or piece of machinery.
to hire or use.
to make or produce a good, usually for sale.
money earned after production costs and taxes are subtracted.
electronic programs of code that tell computers what to do.
video game Noun
game played using an electronic microchip device, where human interaction (such as use of a keyboard or joystick) manipulates the game's visual display.