Nintendo K.K. (Jap. 任天堂 株式会社, Nintendo Kabushiki-Gaisha, English Nintendo Co., Ltd.) is a Japanese manufacturer of video games and game consoles. Nintendo was originally founded as a playing card manufactory in 1889 by Fusajirō Yamuchi in Kyoto, where the company headquarters is still located.
From 1949 to 2002 Hiroshi Yamauchi, the great-granddaughter of the company founder, was at the top of the company for 53 years. After Yamauchis resignation Satoru Iwata took over the lead until his death on 11 July 2015. On 16 September 2015, the previous personnel boss Tatsumi Kimishima took over the office of Nintendo President. Kimishima left the company on June 28, 2018 and was replaced by Shuntaro Furukawa.World is known for its handheld consoles as the Game Boy or the Nintendo DS, its stationary game consoles as the Nintendo Entertainment System (abbreviated NES) or Wii as well as numerous Long-lasting game series, including Super Mario, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda and Pokémon.
Nintendo s main competitors are Sonys and Microsoft s video game marks PlayStation or Xbox.
In an interview with investors and analysts, Furukawa revealed that the owner of the platform thought that the launch of Sony s new generation consoles and Microsoft would change the gaming environment, but that this change would have no impact. on the activities of Nintendo.
We will explain the specific figures of the next fiscal year in our next announcement, he said, but I think there will certainly be a change in the environment as new products of our competitors will appear.
However, as VGC reports, Furukawa added that we do not think that the business trends of other companies will have a significant impact on our activities.
Rumors had pointed to a more powerful switch to exit in 2020 so that Nintendo can compete with more advanced material against PS5 and Xbox Series X, but these were demystified by the Japanese giant because there is none plan to launch a new Nintendo change model in 2020. »
Switch s sales are in very good shape after the platform holder has announced that they have shipped more than 52 million units since its launch in 2017.
Among these units, 5.19 million are Switch Lite, released only in September 2019, and for families and children, differently from the original model and the rumor of the Pro version.