Nintendo Co., Ltd. is a corporation located in Kyoto, Japan. It was founded in 1889 by Fusajiro Yamauchi as a playing card manufacturing company. It has been involved in many different industries over the years before becoming a video game company in the 1970s.
Nintendo develops video game hardware and software. Their current notable game systems are the 3DS , DS, and Wii. Its next home video game console, the Wii U, is set to be released sometime in 2012.