Nintendo Turns 125 Today! Here’s a List of Other Nintendo Products
Nintendo was founded September 23, 1889 making it 125 years old. We mostly know Nintendo as a power house in the video game industry making it a house-hold name but did you know Nintendo had other non-video game products, too? Here are just a few other things that Nintendo has done, for better or worse.
It's no secret that Nintendo got its start by manufacturing playing cards, but these aren't the typical cards you're used to. They're Hanafuda cards which are used in a variety of card games in Japan.
In an effort to not simply call them 'Legos', Nintendo once made blocks that could snap into one another, similar to Legos.
Nintendo released a variety of toys before they started making video games. One of them was a baseball machine that would pitch balls for you to hit.
Okay, so Nintendo didn't make the Seattle Mariners, but they do own them. Nintendo is a majority owner of the Mariners, but kept the moose as the mascot.
For lack of better terms Nintendo used to have a 'Love Hotel' that would provide rooms where you pay by the hour. These love hotels are long gone, but interesting that they had these in the 1960s.