The Nintendo of Europe GmbH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nintendo Co., Ltd. The Japanese company, based in Kyoto, was founded 1889 as a toy manufacturer and is a worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment. It manufactures and markets hardware and software for its TV consoles Wii U and Wii as well as the mobile Nintendo 3DS family.
Wii and Wii U make it possible to control games via natural movements. In addition Wii U has a touchscreen controller – the Wii U GamePad – and therefore combines the advantages of mobile and TV based consoles. The Nintendo 3DS range comprises four systems – New Nintendo 3DS, New Nintendo 3DS XL as well as Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL. All of these systems have a 3D feature that can be experienced without the need for 3D glasses. The basic version Nintendo 2DS completes the mobile console family. Since Nintendo launched the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in 1983, the company has sold more than 4.2 billion video games and more than 673 million hardware units globally. This includes the above mentioned current console generation as well as the Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, Super NES, Nintendo 64 and Nintendo GameCube systems. In 1989, Nintendo started a lasting videogame boom in Germany with NES and Game Boy. Nintendo has also created industry icons that have become well-known household names such as Mario and Luigi, Donkey Kong, Samus Aran from the Metroid games, Link from The Legend of Zelda series and the Pokémon franchise. Nintendo of Europe, based in Grossostheim, Germany, was established in 1990 and serves asthe headquarter for Nintendo's operations in Europe. For further information on Nintendo please visit www.nintendo-europe-media.com.
Since the company released the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in 1983, more than 4.1 billion video games and 660 million game consoles have been sold around the world. This includes the aforementioned console generation, as well as the Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, Super NES, Nintendo 64 and Nintendo GameCube.
With the products NES and Game Boy, in 1989 Nintendo triggered a boom in video gaming in Germany which still continues today. Nintendo is also behind the creation of many iconic figures in international video gaming culture, such as the globally famous characters Mario and Luigi, Donkey Kong, Samus Aran from the series Metroid, Link from The Legend of Zelda and Pokémon.
Nintendo of Europe GmbH was founded in 1990 with its headquarters in the Bavarian town of Großostheim and functions as the central office for Nintendo’s European business activities. More information on Nintendo can be found at the Website www.nintendo-europe-media.com.