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Nintendo Company Ltd.
任天堂株式会社
Type Public
TYO: 7974
NASDAQNTDOY
FWB: NTO
Founded September 23, 1889[1]
Headquarters Flag of Japan Kyoto
International Offices:
Flag of the United States Redmond, Washington
Flag of Canada Richmond, British Columbia
Flag of Europe Großostheim, Germany
Flag of Australia Scoresby, Victoria
Flag of the People's Republic of China Suzhou, China (as iQue, Ltd.)
Flag of South Korea Seoul, South Korea
Flag of Panama Costa del Este, Panama (as Latamel Inc.)
Flag of Liberia Monrovia, Liberia
Flag of the Republic of China Taiwan (as Nintendo Phuten Co., Ltd.)
Key people Satoru Iwata: President & CEO
Reggie Fils-Aime: President & COO of NOA
Shigeru Miyamoto: Game Designer
Gunpei Yokoi (deceased): Creator of Game Boy, Game & Watch, and Metroid
Hiroshi Yamauchi: Former President & Chairman
Minoru Arakawa & Howard Lincoln: Former heads of NOA
Satoru Shibata: President of NOE
Industry Card games (previously)
Video games
Products Game Boy line, Color TV Game, NES, SNES, Nintendo 64, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo DS, Wii, and various video game titles.
Revenue USD$8.19 billion (2007)[2]
Employees 3,768 (2008)
Website Nintendo Japan
Nintendo of America
Nintendo of Canada
Nintendo Europe
Nintendo Australia

Nintendo Company Ltd. (任天堂株式会社 Nintendō Kabushiki-kaisha?) is a multinational corporation headquartered in Kyoto, Japan founded on September 23, 1889[1] by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce handmade hanafuda cards.[3] In the mid-twentieth century, the company tried several small niche businesses, such as a love hotel and a taxi company.[4] Over time, it became a video game company, growing into one of the most powerful in the industry and Japan’s third most valuable listed company with a market value of more than US$85 billion.[5] Aside from video games, Nintendo is also the majority owner of the Seattle Mariners, a Major League Baseball team in Seattle, Washington. Image File history File links Nintendo. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Tokyo Stock Exchange ), or TSE, is one of the largest stock exchange markets in the world by monetary volume located in Tokyo, Japan, second only to the New York Stock Exchange. ... 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In 2008 Nintendo was honored at the 59th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards for pioneering the development of handheld games with its Nintendo DS system, and for the unique user interface of the Wii. A Technology and Engineering Emmy Award is given by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) for outstanding achievement in technical or engineering development. ... The Nintendo DS (sometimes abbreviated NDS or more commonly DS) is a handheld game console developed and manufactured by Nintendo. ... The Wii (pronounced as the pronoun we, IPA: ) is the fifth home video game console released by Nintendo. ...

Contents

Name origin

According to Nintendo's Touch Generations website the name "Nintendo" translated from Japanese to English means "Leave luck to heaven."[6]


History

Main article: History of Nintendo
Nintendo Poster from late Meiji Era.
Nintendo Poster from late Meiji Era.
Former headquarter plate from when Nintendo was solely a playing card company.
Former headquarter plate from when Nintendo was solely a playing card company.

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As a card company (1889 – 1956)

Nintendo was started as a small Japanese business by Fusajiro Yamauchi near the end of 1889. It was originally called Nintendo Koppai. Based in Kyoto, Japan, the business produced and marketed a playing card game called Hanafuda. The handmade cards soon began to gain popularity, and Yamauchi had to hire assistants to mass produce cards to keep up with the demand. Fusajiro Yamauchi (山内 房治郎 Yamauchi Fusajirō, November 22, 1859 – January 1940) was the founder of the company that is now known as Nintendo Company Limited. ... Set of 78 French style playing cards with twenty two atouts, typically used to play French Tarot Set of 52 French style playing cards with two jokers Set of 52 Anglo-American style playing cards Some typical Anglo-American playing cards from the Bicycle brand Paul Cézanne - The Card... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


New ventures (1956-1975)

In 1956, Hiroshi Yamauchi paid a visit to the US, to engage in talks with the United States Playing Card Company, the dominant playing card manufacturer in the US. Yamauchi was shocked to find that the world’s biggest company in his business was relegated to using a small office. This was a turning point where Yamauchi realized the limitations of the playing card business. He then gained access to Disney’s characters and put them on the playing cards, in order to drive sales. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with U.S. Playing Card Company. ...


In 1963, Yamauchi renamed Nintendo Playing Card Company Limited to Nintendo Company, Limited. The company then began to experiment in other areas of business using the newly injected capital. During this period of time between 1963 and 1968, Nintendo set up a taxi company, a "love hotel" chain, a TV network and a food company (trying to sell instant rice, similar to instant noodles). All these ventures eventually failed, and after the Tokyo Olympics, playing card sales dropped, leaving Nintendo with 60 yen in stocks. For specific countries see Taxicabs around the world. ... A love hotel sign in Ikebukuro Tokyo A love hotel sign in Shinjuku, Tokyo A love hotel (ラブホテル rabu hoteru) is an originally Japanese type of hotel offering privacy for a couple to have sex. ... Cooked instant noodle served with chicken Instant noodles are dried precooked noodles fused with oil, usually eaten after being cooked or soaked in boiling water for 3 to 5 minutes. ...


In 1966, Nintendo moved into the Japanese toy industry with the Ultra Hand, an extending arm developed by maintenance engineer Gunpei Yokoi in his free time. The Ultra Hand was a huge success, selling approximately 1.3 million units.[citation needed] Gunpei Yokoi was moved from maintenance to the new "Nintendo Games" department as a product developer. Nintendo continued to produce popular toys, including the Ultra Machine, Love Tester and the Kousenjuu series of light gun games. Despite some successful products, Nintendo struggled to meet the fast development and manufacturing turnaround required of the toy market, and fell behind the well-established companies such as Bandai and Tomy. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A typical love tester The Love tester, sometimes called a love teller, is a novelty device that rates your level of romanticism. ... This article is about the Japanese toy manufacturer. ... TOMY Co. ...


In 1973, the focus shifted to family entertainment venues with the Laser Clay Shooting System, using the same light gun technology used in their Kousenjuu series of toys, and set up in abandoned bowling alleys. Following some success, Nintendo developed several more light gun machines for the emerging arcade scene. While the Laser Clay Shooting System ranges had to be shut down following excessive costs, Nintendo had found a new market. The Laser Clay Shooting System was a light gun game created by Nintendo in 1973. ...


Electronic era (1975-present)

In 1974, Nintendo secured the rights to distribute the Magnavox Odyssey home video game system in Japan. In 1977, Nintendo began to produce their own Color TV Game home video game systems. Four of these systems were produced, each playing variations on a single game (for example, Color TV Game 6 featured 6 versions of Light Tennis). The Magnavox Odyssey was the worlds first commercially sold video game console. ... Computer and video games redirects here. ... Packaging for the Color TV game (6) Nintendos Color TV Game Series debuted in 1977 with the Color TV Game 6. ... Packaging for the Color TV game (6) Nintendos Color TV Game Series debuted in 1977 with the Color TV Game 6. ...


A student product developer, Shigeru Miyamoto, was hired to Nintendo at around this time. He worked under Gunpei Yokoi and one of his first tasks was to design the casing for several of the Color TV Game systems. Shigeru Miyamoto went on to create some of Nintendo's most famous video games and become one of the most recognizable faces in the video game industry. Shigeru Miyamoto , born November 16, 1952) is a Japanese video game designer. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


In 1978, Nintendo moved into the video arcade game industry with Computer Othello, and several more titles followed. Nintendo had some small success with this venture, but it wasn't until 1981 with the release of Donkey Kong, designed by Shigeru Miyamoto, that Nintendo's fortunes changes dramatically. The massive success of the game and many licensing opportunities (ports were released on the Atari 2600, Intellivision and ColecoVision) gave Nintendo a huge boost in profit. Centipede by Atari is a typical example of a 1980s era arcade game. ... Reversi and Othello are names for a strategic boardgame which involves play by two parties on an eight-by-eight square grid with pieces that have two distinct sides. ... Donkey Kong ) is an arcade game that was released by Nintendo in 1981. ... The Atari 2600, released in October 1977, is the video game console credited with popularizing the use of microprocessor based hardware and cartridges containing game code, instead of having non-microprocessor dedicated hardware with all games built in. ... The Intellivision is a video game console released by Mattel in 1979. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


In 1980, Nintendo launched its handheld video game series, the Game & Watch, developed by Gunpei Yokoi. The pocket-sized games were a worldwide success. (New Wide Screen), 1982 The Game & Watch (G&W) series were handheld electronic games made by Nintendo and created by its game designer Gunpei Yokoi from 1980 to 1991. ...


In 1983, Nintendo launched the Family Computer home video game system in Japan alongside ports of its most popular arcade titles. In 1985 the system launched in North America as the Nintendo Entertainment System, and was accompanied by Super Mario Bros., which remains one of the biggest selling video games of all time. In 1989, Gunpei Yokoi developed the Game Boy handheld video game system. Nintendo is the longest-surviving video game console manufacturer to date, and has produced the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo 64, Game Boy Color, Pokémon Mini and Virtual Boy systems. The Nintendo Entertainment System (U.S., Europe, and Australia) NES redirects here. ... “NES” redirects here. ... This article is about the Super Mario Brothers video game for the NES. For other uses, see Super Mario Bros. ... For the entire Game Boy series of handheld consoles, see Game Boy line. ... The Super Nintendo Entertainment System or Super NES (also called SNES and Super Nintendo) was a 16-bit video game console released by Nintendo in North America, Europe, Australasia, and Brazil between 1990 and 1993. ... The Nintendo 64 ), often abbreviated as N64, is Nintendos third home video game console for the international market. ... The Game Boy Color , shortened to GBC) is Nintendos successor to the Game Boy and was released on October 21, 1998 in Japan and in November of 1998 in the United States and 1999 in Europe. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Nintendos Virtual Boy ) (also known as the VR-32 during development) was the first portable game console capable of displaying true 3D graphics. ...


Nintendo’s current video game systems are the Nintendo DS Lite and Wii. The Game Boy Advance and Nintendo GameCube are still somewhat prevalent but no longer produced in some countries. NDSL redirects here. ... The Wii (pronounced as the pronoun we, IPA: ) is the fifth home video game console released by Nintendo. ...


Slogans

  • Now you're playing with power! (19831992)*
  • Have you had your fun today? (19911992)
  • The best play here! (19921994)
  • Play it loud! (19941996)
  • Change the system. (1996-1997)
  • Get N or get out! (in reference to the Nintendo 64) (19962000)
  • Born to play (Nintendo GameCube) (2002)
  • Who are you? (accompanied photos of civilians with Mario's face pasted over) (20022005)
  • Too much fun! (in reference to all Nintendo products) (20022004)
  • Touching is good. (Nintendo DS) (20042006) **
  • Touch Me (Nintendo DS) (20052006)
  • Wii would like to play. (Wii) (2006present)
  • I play for me. (DS) (2007-present)

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** Since the release of the Nintendo DS Lite in North America, this slogan has not been used for DS games. NDSL redirects here. ... North American redirects here. ...


Gaming systems

Main article: Nintendo video game consoles

Nintendo has produced a number of home and portable gaming systems, or consoles, since 1977.


Home consoles have included Color TV Game (1977 – 1980), the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES, 1983 – 1996), the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES, 1991 – 1998), Virtual Boy (1995), the Nintendo 64 (N64, 1996 – 2002), the Nintendo GameCube (GCN, 2001 - Present), and most recently the Wii (2006 – Present) Packaging for the Color TV game (6) Nintendos Color TV Game Series debuted in 1977 with the Color TV Game 6. ... “NES” redirects here. ... The Super Nintendo Entertainment System or Super NES (also called SNES and Super Nintendo) was a 16-bit video game console released by Nintendo in North America, Europe, Australasia, and Brazil between 1990 and 1993. ... Nintendos Virtual Boy ) (also known as the VR-32 during development) was the first portable game console capable of displaying true 3D graphics. ... The Nintendo 64 ), often abbreviated as N64, is Nintendos third home video game console for the international market. ... The Nintendo GameCube ), often abbreviated as GCN, is Nintendos fourth home video game console and is part of the sixth generation era. ... The Wii (pronounced as the pronoun we, IPA: ) is the fifth home video game console released by Nintendo. ...


Portable consoles include the Game Boy line (1989 – Present), most recently the Game Boy Advance, and the Nintendo DS (2004 – Present). For the entire Game Boy series of handheld consoles, see Game Boy line. ... “GBA” redirects here. ... The Nintendo DS (sometimes abbreviated NDS or more commonly DS) is a handheld game console developed and manufactured by Nintendo. ...


Offices and locations

The exterior of Nintendo's main headquarters in Kyoto, Japan.
The exterior of Nintendo's main headquarters in Kyoto, Japan.

Nintendo Company, Limited (NCL), the main branch of the company, is based in Minami-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan (34°58′11.89″N 135°45′22.33″E / 34.9699694, 135.7562028). Nintendo of America (NOA), its American division, is based in Redmond, Washington. It has distribution centers in Atlanta, Georgia and North Bend, Washington. Nintendo of Canada (NoC) is based in Richmond, British Columbia, with its own distribution centre in Toronto, Ontario. Nintendo Australia, its Australian division, is based in Melbourne, Victoria, and Nintendo of Europe, the European division, is based in Großostheim, Germany. iQue, Ltd., a Chinese joint venture with its founder, Doctor Wei Yen, and Nintendo, manufactures and distributes official Nintendo consoles and games for the mainland Chinese market, under the iQue brand. Nintendo also established Nintendo of Korea (NoK) on July 7, 2006. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1888x1323, 782 KB) ファイルの概要 任天堂本社 京都市南区 2006å¹´2月18日に投稿者が撮影 Head Quarters of Nintendo, Minami-ku, Kyoto, Japan. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1888x1323, 782 KB) ファイルの概要 任天堂本社 京都市南区 2006å¹´2月18日に投稿者が撮影 Head Quarters of Nintendo, Minami-ku, Kyoto, Japan. ... For other uses, see Kyoto (disambiguation). ... This stone marks the location of the former Rashōmon, the gate immortalized in the Akira Kurosawa film. ... The Iwashimizu Hachimangu, a Shinto shrine in Yawata. ... Location of Redmond within King County, and King County within Washington. ... Atlanta redirects here. ... North Bend is a city in King County, Washington, United States. ... Richmond is an incorporated city on the Pacific coast of the Canadian province of British Columbia. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Image:Toronto, Ontario Location. ... Nintendo Australia established in 1994, located in Victoria is Australias local head office, sales and distribution centre for products created by Nintendo Co. ... This article is about the Australian city; the name may also refer to City of Melbourne or Melbourne city centre (also known as The CBD). ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Großostheim, (spelled Grossostheim in English) is a municipality in the Aschaffenburg district of Bavaria, Germany. ... iQue. ... A joint venture (often abbreviated JV) is an entity formed between two or more parties to undertake economic activity together. ... Dr. Wei Yen and his brother David Yen published the paper Data Coherence Problem in a Multicache System along with King-sun Fu which describes a practical cache coherence protocol. ... is the 188th day of the year (189th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Nintendo policy

Emulation

Nintendo is known for a "no tolerance" stance against emulation of its video games and consoles. It claims that copyright-like rights in mask works protect its games from the exceptions that United States copyright law otherwise provides for backup copies. Nintendo uses the claim that emulators running on personal computers have no use other than to play pirated video games, contested by some who say these emulators have been used to develop and test independently produced "homebrew" software on Nintendo's platforms, and that Nintendo's efforts fudge the truth about copyright laws, mainly that ROM image copiers are illegal (they actually are legal if used to dump unprotected ROM images on to a user's computer for personal use, per 17 USC 117(a)(1) and foreign counterparts[verification needed]) and that emulators are illegal (if they do not use copyrighted BIOS, or use other methods to run the game, they are legal). This stance is largely apocryphal, however; Nintendo remains the only modern console manufacturer which has not sued an emulator manufacturer (the most public example being Sony vs. the bleem company). This article is about emulators in computer science. ... A mask work is a two or three-dimensional layout of an integrated circuit (IC), i. ... Not to be confused with copywriting. ... For other uses of Backup, see Backup (disambiguation). ... The copyright infringement of software (also known as software piracy) refers to several practices when done without the permission of the copyright holder: Creating a copy and/or selling it. ... Homebrew is a term frequently applied only to video games that are produced by consumers on proprietary game platforms; in other words, game platforms that are not typically user-programmable, or use proprietary hardware for storage. ... A ROM image, or simply ROM, is a computer file which contains a copy of the data from a read-only memory chip, often from a video game cartridge, a computers firmware, or from an arcade games main board. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... bleem! was a commercial PlayStation emulator released by the bleem Company in 1999 for IBM-compatible PCs. ...


The revival of the NES and SNES through emulation has gradually settled down, and NES and SNES ROMs are actually getting easier to find. A common justification pirates try to make is that they believe the pirated games will never see the light of day again and because the titles are no longer on sale, no damage is done to the company. However, Nintendo's opposition remains, due largely to its tendency to re-release old games within new ones, as with Animal Crossing, Metroid Prime, and The Legend of Zelda Collector's Edition, as well as with the re-release of many older games for the Game Boy Advance Classic NES Series. The enhanced remake idea sometimes, but not always, curbs the need for emulation of NES quality games on the Nintendo GameCube. Nintendo's Wii is backwards compatible, allowing users to play GameCube game discs on the console. The system also allows for the downloading of NES, Super NES, N64, Sega Genesis, Sega Master System, NeoGeo and TurboGrafx-16 games onto the console over the Internet, with them being playable on the console through authorized emulators. With this new feature, called the "Virtual Console", Nintendo may be able to reduce the illegal ROM downloading and open up a new revenue stream. On June 1, 2007, Nintendo of America announced that more than 4.7 million Virtual Console games had been downloaded, at a rate of more than 1,000 titles an hour. For other uses, see Animal Crossing (disambiguation). ... This article is about the game. ... The Legend of Zelda: Collectors Edition is a compilation of many of Nintendos Zelda video games from previous consoles for the Nintendo GameCube, along with a demo of its then newest Zelda game. ... “GBA” redirects here. ... The Classic NES Series in North America (Famicom Mini Series in Japan and NES Classics in Europe) are a series of Game Boy Advance games that were originally released on the Nintendo Entertainment System/Famicom and Famicom Disk System emulated on the Game Boy Advance. ... In the video game subculture, an enhanced remake (also called updated classics) is an updated version of a video or computer game that was originally developed for a less advanced system. ... The Nintendo GameCube ), often abbreviated as GCN, is Nintendos fourth home video game console and is part of the sixth generation era. ... The Wii (pronounced as the pronoun we, IPA: ) is the fifth home video game console released by Nintendo. ... This article is about Nintendos emulation feature and download service. ...


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For many years, Nintendo had a policy of strict content guidelines for video games published on its systems. Though Nintendo Japan allowed graphic violence in their video games, nudity and sexuality were strictly prohibited. This was because Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi believed that if the company allowed the licensing of pornographic games, the company's image would be forever tarnished.[7] Nintendo of America and Nintendo of Europe went further in that games released for Nintendo systems could not feature nudity, sexuality, profanity (including sexism or slurs), blood, graphic or domestic violence, drugs, political messages, or religious symbols (with the exception of ancient religions such as the Greek gods).[8] This was done because the Japanese parent company did not want to appear as a "Japanese Invasion" by enforcing Japanese community standards on North American and European children. This zero tolerance policy was praised and championed by U.S. Senator and one-time vice presidential candidate Joseph Lieberman, but others criticized the policy, claiming that gamers should be allowed to choose the content they want to see. Despite the strict guidelines, some exceptions have occurred: Bionic Commando, Smash TV and Golgo 13: Top Secret Episode contained blood and violence, the latter also contained implied sexuality and tobacco use; River City Ransom and Taboo: The Sixth Sense contained nudity, and the latter also contained religious images. Graphic violence is the depiction of violence in media such as film, television, and video games. ... Nude redirects here. ... This article is about human sexual perceptions. ... Hiroshi Yamauchi , born November 7, 1927 in Kyoto) is a Japanese businessman. ... Pornography (from Greek πορνογραφια pornographia — literally writing about or drawings of harlots) is the representation of the human body or human sexual behaviour with the goal of sexual arousal, similar to, but (according to some) distinct from, erotica. ... Nintendo Corporation, Limited (Japanese: 任天堂; Ninten is translated roughly as leave luck to heaven or in heavens hands, do is a common suffix for names of shops or laboratories; TSE: NTDOY) was originally founded in 1889 by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce handmade hanafuda cards, for use in a Japanese... Nintendo Corporation, Limited (Japanese: 任天堂; Ninten is translated roughly as leave luck to heaven or in heavens hands, do is a common suffix for names of shops or laboratories; TSE: NTDOY) was originally founded in 1889 by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce handmade hanafuda cards, for use in a Japanese... In cartoons, profanity is often depicted by substituting symbols for words, as a form of non-specific censorship. ... Domestic disturbance redirects here. ... Many drugs are provided in tablet form. ... Religious symbolism is the term used to describe the use of symbols (archetypes, acts, artwork, events, or natural phenomenae) by a religion for various purposes. ... The bust of Zeus found at Otricoli (Sala Rotonda, Museo Pio-Clementino, Vatican) Greek mythology is the body of stories belonging to the Ancient Greeks concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world and the origins and significance of their own cult and ritual practices. ... Zero tolerance is a strict approach to rule enforcement. ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ... Joseph Isadore Joe Lieberman (born February 24, 1942) is a United States Senator from Connecticut. ... Bionic Commando lit. ... Smash TV is a 1990 arcade game created by Eugene Jarvis and Mark Turmell for Williams. ... Golgo 13 at Tegel International Airport, East Berlin Duke Togo, also known by his codename Golgo 13 is a fictional assassin and is the lead protagonist in his own manga series, also titled Golgo 13, created by Japanese mangaka Saito Takao. ... River City Ransom , Downtown Nekketsu Story) in Japan and Street Gangs in PAL regions) is a video game for the Nintendo Family Computer and the Nintendo Entertainment System from the now defunct Technos Japan Corporation, originally released in 1989. ... Categories: Computer and video game stubs | 1988 computer and video games | NES games ...


One known side effect of this policy was the Sega Genesis version of Mortal Kombat selling over double the number of the Nintendo's Super NES version, mainly because Nintendo had forced Acclaim to recolor the red blood to look like white sweat and replace some of the more gory attacks in its release of the game, unlike Sega, which allowed the selling points of blood and gore to remain in the Genesis version (though the Genesis version of the game required a code to unlock the gore). Nintendo allowed the Super NES version Mortal Kombat II to ship uncensored the following year with a content warning on the packaging.[9] The Mega Drive/Genesis was a 16-bit video game console released by Sega in Japan (1988), Europe (1990) and most of the rest of the world as the Mega Drive. ... Mortal Kombat was the first entry in the famous and highly controversial Mortal Kombat fighting game series by Midway, released in arcades in 1992. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Mortal Kombat II (also referred to as MKII or Mortal Kombat 2) is an arcade game and the second title in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series. ...


In 1994, when the ESRB video game ratings system was introduced, Nintendo chose to abolish some of these policies in favor of consumers making their own choices about the content of the games they played. Today, changes to the content of games are done primarily by the game's developer or, occasionally, at the request of Nintendo. The only clear-set rule is that ESRB AO-rated games will not be licenced for play on Nintendo systems in North America.[10] Nintendo has since allowed several mature-content games to be published on its systems, including (but not limited to): Perfect Dark, Conker's Bad Fur Day, Doom and Doom 64, BMX XXX, certain games in the Resident Evil series, Killer 7, Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem, Geist, and Dementium: The Ward. Certain games have continued to be modified, however. For example, Konami was forced to remove all references to cigarettes in the 2000 Game Boy Color game Metal Gear Solid and maimings and blood were removed from the Nintendo 64 port of Cruis'n USA. Another example is in the Game Boy Advance game Mega Man Zero 3, where one of the bosses, Hellbat Schilt in the Japanese and European releases, was renamed Devilbat Schilt in the U.S. localization. The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) is a self-regulatory organization that applies and enforces ratings, advertising guidelines, and online privacy principles for computer and video games and other entertainment software in North America (Quebec in 2004 and 2005). ... This article is about the video game. ... Conkers Bad Fur Day is a Nintendo 64 video game developed and published by Rare, and distributed by Nintendo. ... Doom (or DOOM)[1] is a 1993 computer game by id Software that is a landmark title in the first-person shooter genre. ... Doom 64 is a video game for the Nintendo 64 released by Midway Games in 1997. ... BMX XXX is a controversial 2002 video game published by Acclaim Entertainment for the Xbox, GameCube, and PlayStation 2. ... Resident Evil (known in Japan as Biohazard )) is a survival horror video game series and media franchise consisting of comic books, novelizations, three films, and a variety of collectibles, including action figures, strategy guides and publications. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Geist (early working title: Fear, changed to avoid legal issues[4][5]) is a video game for the Nintendo GameCube video game console, released on August 15, 2005 in the USA and on October 07 of the same year in Europe. ... Konami Corporation ) (TYO: 9766 NYSE: KNM SGX: K20) is a leading developer and publisher of numerous popular and strong-selling toys, trading cards, anime, tokusatsu, slot machines and video games. ... The Game Boy Color , shortened to GBC) is Nintendos successor to the Game Boy and was released on October 21, 1998 in Japan and in November of 1998 in the United States and 1999 in Europe. ... Metal Gear: Ghost Babel *boxart needed* Developer: Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (West) Publisher: Konami Computer Entertainment Designer: Shinta Nojiri Release date: April 2000 (Japan), May 2000 (US/Europe) Genre: Stealth action Game modes: Single player, Two-player competitive ESRB rating: Everyone ELSPA rating: +11 Platform: Game Boy Color Media: ROM... In computer science, porting is the process of adapting software so that an executable program can be created for a computing environment that is different from the one for which it was originally designed (e. ... Cruisn USA is racing game released in 1994 at the arcades developed by Midway Games and Nintendo. ... Mega Man Zero 3 , Rockman Zero 3) is the third video game in the Mega Man Zero series of Mega Man video games from Capcom. ...


License guidelines

Nintendo also had guidelines for its licenses in order for them to create games for Nintendo systems, in addition to the above content guidelines:[11]

  • Licenses were not permitted to release the same game for a competing system until two years had passed.
  • There was a minimum number of cartridges which had to be ordered by the license from Nintendo.
  • Nintendo would decide how many cartridges would be supplied to the licensee.
  • Nintendo would decide how much space would be dedicated for articles, advertising, etc. in Nintendo Power.
  • There was a set limit of five games that a licensee may produce for a Nintendo system. This rule was made due to caution of over saturation which caused the Video Game Crash of 1983.

Konami wished to produce more games for Nintendo systems yet the last rule restricted them. As a result, Konami formed Ultra Games in order to produce double the amount of games.[12] This was a disadvantage to smaller or beginning companies, as they could not form additional companies at will. Also, Square (now Square Enix) executives have suggested that the price of publishing games on the Nintendo 64 along with the degree of censorship and control Nintendo enforced over its games — most notably Final Fantasy VI — were factors in moving its games to Sony's PlayStation console. Nintendo Power magazine is a monthly news and strategy magazine formerly published in-house by Nintendo. ... ET for the Atari 2600 is considered by many to be emblematic of the crash along with the Atari 2600 version of Pac-Man. ... The Ultra Games logo. ... Square Co. ... The Nintendo 64 ), often abbreviated as N64, is Nintendos third home video game console for the international market. ... Final Fantasy VI ) is a console role-playing game developed and published by Square (now Square Enix) in 1994 as a part of the Final Fantasy series. ... Sony Computer Entertainment, Incorporated ) (SCEI) is a Japanese video game company specializing in a variety of areas in the video game industry, mostly in video game consoles and is a full subsidiary of Sony that was established on November 16, 1993 in Tokyo, Japan. ... For other uses, see PlayStation (disambiguation). ...


Public relations

For years and to today, Nintendo has been regarded as a secretive company by the press. Rarely does Nintendo confirm or deny rumors.


In this vein, Nintendo is famous for unveiling products at the Electronic Entertainment Expo () in Los Angeles every year. The Nintendo DS and Wii, as well as a number of software titles, were unveiled at the expo. The Wii Remote, which had been shrouded in secrecy, was revealed on September 16, 2005 at the Tokyo Game Show (TGS). E³ logo The Electronic Entertainment Expo or E³, commonly known as E3, is an annual trade show for the computer and video games industry presented by the Entertainment Software Association. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... The Nintendo DS (sometimes abbreviated NDS or more commonly DS) is a handheld game console developed and manufactured by Nintendo. ... The Wii (pronounced as the pronoun we, IPA: ) is the fifth home video game console released by Nintendo. ... The Wii Remote, sometimes nicknamed Wiimote, is the primary controller for Nintendos Wii console. ... is the 259th day of the year (260th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Gamers play Sonys PS3 in TGS 2006 Booths at the Tokyo Game Show in 2004 The Tokyo Game Show , or simply TGS) is a video game expo / convention held in Tokyo, Japan. ...


Nintendo of America uses an outside firm, Golin Harris, to handle much of its public relations. Beth Llewellyn is the in-house senior director of public relations at Nintendo of America. Tom Harlin is Nintendo of America's manager of public relations. Nintendo of Europe also uses an outside firm, Cake Media, to handle much of its public relations. GolinHarris (GH) is an international PR firm built on nearly 50 years of commitment to its clients, values and employees. ...


Nintendo of Europe's Managing Director of Marketing recently courted controversy when, quizzed about the lack of a Wii hard-drive and limited on-board memory in one of the UK's leading gaming magazines 'Edge' (issue 190), he replied that only "geeks and otaku" would be people who would need one.


Nintendo Australia doesn't use a public relations firm and unlike Nintendo's other subsidaries, Nintendo Australia will deny or confirm rumors. Nintendo Australia established in 1994, located in Victoria is Australias local head office, sales and distribution centre for products created by Nintendo Co. ...


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References

  1. ^ a b "Company History" (in Japanese). Nintendo. Retrieved on 2006-07-29.
  2. ^ Nintendo Co., Ltd. Company Profile - Yahoo! Finance
  3. ^ "Company History". Nintendo. Retrieved on 2006-06-04.
  4. ^ "Nintendo History Lesson: The Lucky Birth". N-sider. Retrieved on 2006-06-04.
  5. ^ Reuters: Nintendo sets $85 bln high score, thanks to Wii, DS
  6. ^ Touch! Generations
  7. ^ Game Over, David Sheff, 1993.
  8. ^ Nintendo of America Content Guidelines
  9. ^ Mortal Kombat II cover artwork at MobyGames
  10. ^ Nintendo of America Customer Service -- Nintendo Buyer's Guide
  11. ^ Game Over, David Sheff, 1993.
  12. ^ Game Over, David Sheff, 1993.

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Sumitomo Electric Industries ) is a major manufacturer of electric wire and optical fiber cables. ... Taiyo Yuden Co. ... TEAC Corporation (ティアック) TYO: 6803 is an electronics company based in Japan. ... TDK Corporation ), formerly TDK Electronics Co. ... The Tiger Corporation (Japanese: Taigā Mahōbin Kabushiki Gaisha) is a Japanese multinational manufacturer and marketer of vacuum flasks and consumer electronics including electric water boilers and rice cookers. ... Toshiba Corporations headquarters (Center) in Hamamatsucho, Tokyo Toshiba Corporation sales by division for year ending March 31, 2005 Toshiba Corporation ) (TYO: 6502 ) is a Japanese multinational conglomerate manufacturing company, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. ... Uniden Corportation ) (TYO: 6815 ) is a Japanese company established on February 7, 1966 by its founder Hideo Fujimoto. ... It has been suggested that Yaesu FRG-7, Yaesu ft-107m, Yaesu FT-847, Yaesu VX-7R, and others be merged into this article or section. ... A yagi antenna A Yagi-Uda Antenna, commonly known simply as a Yagi antenna, is a antenna consisting of an array of a dipole and additional parasitic elements. ... The headquarters of Yamaha Corporation Yamaha redirects here. ... Yaskawa Electric Corporation ) (TYO: 6506 ) is a Japanese manufacturer of servos, machine controllers, AC drives, switches and robots. ... Yokogawa ) is a Japan based Electrical engineering company that has been engaged in developing businesses that are based on its technologies in measurement, control, and information fields with a workforce of over 19,000 in its 80 companies worldwide operating in 33 countries. ... The Zojirushi Corporation (Japanese: Zōjirushi Mahōbin Kabushiki Gaisha) is a Japanese multinational manufacturer and marketer of high-quality vacuum flasks and consumer electronics including electric water boilers and rice cookers. ... Information and communication technology spending in 2005 Information Technology (IT), as defined by the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), is the study, design, development, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems, particularly software applications and computer hardware. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... Apple Inc. ... High Tech Computer Corporation (TSE: 2498), known by its abbreviation HTC, is a Taiwan-based manufacturer of Microsoft Windows Mobile portable devices. ... Motorola Inc. ... Samsung Electronics (SEC, Hangul:삼성전자; KRXS: 005930, KRXS: 005935, LSE: SMSN, LSE: SMSD) is the worlds largest electronics and information technology company[1], headquartered in Suwon, South Korea. ... This article is about the telecommunications corporation. ... Palm, Inc. ... Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) is a wireless telecommunications research and development company based in San Diego, California. ... Research In Motion Limited (RIM) (TSX: RIM, NASDAQ: RIMM) is a Canadian wireless device company. ... For an arrangement of Sony Ericsson products, see list of Sony Ericsson products Sony Ericsson is a joint venture established in 2001 by the Japanese consumer electronics company Sony Corporation and the Swedish telecommunications company Ericsson to make mobile phones. ... Conglomerate is the term used to describe a large company which consists of divisions of often seemingly unrelated businesses. ... GE redirects here. ... It has been suggested that HCL Technologies and HCL Infosystems be merged into this article or section. ... Hitachi, Ltd ) (TYO: 6501, NYSE: HIT) is a multinational corporation specializing in high-technology and services headquartered in Marunouchi Itchome, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan. ... LG Electronics (KRXS: 066570, LSE:LGLD) is a South Korean multinational corporation and one of the worlds largest electronics companies. ... Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. ... NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a technology company specializing in solutions for the retail and financial industries. ... 1211 Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue), where News Corporation is based News Corporation (abbreviated to News Corp) (NYSE: NWS, NYSE: NWSa, ASX: , LSE: NCRA) is an American media conglomerate company and the third worlds largest. ... Philips HQ in Amsterdam Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. (Royal Philips Electronics N.V.), usually known as Philips, (Euronext: PHIA, NYSE: PHG) is one of the largest electronics companies in the world, founded and headquartered in the Netherlands. ... Samsung Electronics (SEC, Hangul:삼성전자; KRXS: 005930, KRXS: 005935, LSE: SMSN, LSE: SMSD) is the worlds largest electronics and information technology company[1], headquartered in Suwon, South Korea. ... Siemens redirects here. ... Sony Corporation ) is a Japanese multinational corporation and one of the worlds largest media conglomerates with revenue of $66. ... This article is about the media and entertainment company. ... Toshiba Corporations headquarters (Center) in Hamamatsucho, Tokyo Toshiba Corporation sales by division for year ending March 31, 2005 Toshiba Corporation ) (TYO: 6502 ) is a Japanese multinational conglomerate manufacturing company, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. ... For a definition of the word vivendi, see the Wiktionary entry vivendi. ... Computer hardware is the physical part of a computer, including its digital circuitry, as distinguished from the computer software that executes within the hardware. ... Apple Inc. ... ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated (Asus) (TSE: 2357) (traditional Chinese: ) is a Taiwan-based company that produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components and computer cooling systems. ... This article is about the corporation Dell, Inc. ... Fujitsu Siemens Computers, Inc. ... The Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE: HPQ), commonly known as HP, is a very large, global company headquartered in Palo Alto, California, United States. ... Lenovo Group Limited (Simplified Chinese:联想集团有限公司;Traditional Chinese:聯想集團有限公司;Pinyin:LiánxiÇŽng Jítuán YÇ’uxiàn GōngsÄ«. SEHK: 0992,OTCBB: LNVGY) is today the fourth largest personal computer manufacturer in the world, after Hewlett-Packard and Dell of the US, and Acer of Taiwan. ... Quanta Computer Incorporated is a Taiwan-based manufacturer of notebook computers and other electronic hardware. ... VAIO logo VAIO, an acronym for Video Audio Integrated Operation, is a sub-brand for many of Sonys computer products. ... Toshiba Corporations headquarters (Center) in Hamamatsucho, Tokyo Toshiba Corporation sales by division for year ending March 31, 2005 Toshiba Corporation ) (TYO: 6502 ) is a Japanese multinational conglomerate manufacturing company, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. ... A computer network is an interconnected group of computers. ... 3Com (NASDAQ: COMS) is a manufacturer best known for its computer network infrastructure products. ... 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ZTE Corporation (Chinese: 中兴通讯)(Zhong Xing Telecommunication Equipment Company Limited) SEHK: 0763, a state-owned corporation launched in 1985, is one of the largest telecommunications (GSM, 3G, WCDMA, CDMA, SDH, ADSL, IPTV, PSTN) manufacturers and wireless solutions providers in the Peoples Republic of China. ... Dot-com redirects here. ... Amazon. ... For other uses, see AOL (disambiguation). ... This article is about the online auction center. ... This article is about the corporation. ... Windows Live is the collective brand name for a set of services and software products from Microsoft. ... Yahoo redirects here. ... Electronic manufacturing services (EMS) is term used for companies that design, test, manufacture, distribute and provide return/repair services for electronic component and assemblies for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). ... Celestica Inc. ... Elcoteq is a Global electronics manufacturing services (EMS) and Original Design Manufacturing (ODM) company, which does manufacturing for Nokia, Ericsson , Thomson, RIM and other brand name companies. ... Flextronics International Ltd. ... Foxconn (富士康) is the trade name of the Taiwanese firm Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. ... Jabil NYSE: JBL is a provider of electronic manufacturing services. ... Kimball International, Inc. ... Plexus Corporation NASDAQ: PLXS, is an Electronics Manufacturing Services provider to the wireline/networking, wireless infrastructure, medical, commercial and defense/security/aerospace industries. ... Quanta Computer Incorporated is a Taiwan-based manufacturer of notebook computers and other electronic hardware. ... Sanmina-SCI is a leading multinational Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) provider headquartered in San Jose, California which provides operational services to technology companies. ... 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Accenture (NYSE: ACN, ISIN: BMG1150G1116) is a global management consulting, technology services, and outsourcing company. ... A BUNCH OF DOT HEADS go ahead change it again bitch! ... Atos Origin, SA (Euronext: ATO) is an international IT corporation which operates in more than 50 countries worldwide, with about 47,000 employees. ... Avanade, Inc. ... BearingPoint Inc. ... Booz Allen Hamilton, one of the oldest management consulting firms in the world,[1] is a private corporation with headquarters in McLean, Virginia and over 100 offices on 6 continents. ... BT Group plc (formerly British Telecommunications plc) which trades as BT (pronounced Bee tee) (also previously as British Telecom and is still commonly known as such amongst the general public) is the privatised UK state telecommunications operator. ... Capgemini (Euronext: CAP) is a major French company, one of the worlds largest information technology, management consulting, outsourcing and professional services companies with a staff of 75,000 operating in 30 countries. ... CGI Group Inc. ... Cognizant redirects here. ... CSCs headquarters in El Segundo CSCs branch office in HITEC City Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) NYSE: CSC is an information technology (IT) and business services company headquartered in El Segundo, California, USA. Its stated mission is to help clients achieve strategic goals and profit from the use of... Compuware World Headquarters on Campus Martius Park in Detroit Compuware Corporation NASDAQ: CPWR is a software company with products aimed at the information technology (IT) departments of large businesses. ... Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu (also branded as Deloitte. ... 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Indra Sistemas is the leading Spanish Information Technology and Defense Systems company. ... Infosys Technologies Limited (BSE: 500209, NASDAQ: INFY) is a multinational information technology services company headquartered in Bangalore, India. ... Keane (KEA) is a technology firm focused upon outsourcing. ... LogicaCMG is a telecommunications and IT consultancy company. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... Perot Systems Corporation NYSE: PER is an information technology services provider based in Plano, Texas. ... Science Applications International Corporation Science Applications International Corporation (usually known as SAIC) is the largest employee-owned research and engineering firm in the United States. ... Sapient NASDAQ: SAPE helps clients innovate their businesses in the areas of marketing, business operations, and technology”. Sapient has a reputation of tackling complex initiatives in the consulting industry like: helping MIT create a new model for making course material available globally, working with the US Marine Corps on their... Satyam Computer Services Ltd. ... Steria Limited, are the UK arm of Groupe Stéria [1], a French information technology, consulting, outsourcing and professional services companies with nine thousand staff operating across 10 countries in Europe. ... Syntel, Inc. ... Tata Consultancy Services Limited (TCS) is an Indian software services and consulting company. ... The current version of the article or section reads like an advertisement. ... TietoEnator is an international software development company. ... Titan Corporation is a United States-based company headquartered in San Diego, California. ... Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS), based in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, United States, and incorporated in Delaware[3], is a global provider of information technology services and solutions. ... Wipro Tech (NYSE: WIT) is an information technology service company established in India in 1980. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) is an American manufacturer of software and systems for information management and storage. ... For the district in Saga, Japan, see Fujitsu, Saga. ... Maxtor Corporation was an American manufacturer of computer hard disk drives founded in 1982 and acquired by Seagate in 2006. ... Network Appliance, Inc. ... Samsung Electronics (SEC, Hangul:삼성전자; KRXS: 005930, KRXS: 005935, LSE: SMSN, LSE: SMSD) is the worlds largest electronics and information technology company[1], headquartered in Suwon, South Korea. ... Seagate Technology (NYSE: STX) is a major American manufacturer of hard drives, founded in 1979 and based in Scotts Valley, California. ... Hitachi Global Storage Technologies is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. ... Western Digital Corporation (NYSE: WDC) (often abbreviated to WD) is a manufacturer of a large proportion of the worlds hard disks, and has a long history in the electronics industry as an IC maker and a storage products company. ... A semiconductor is a solid material that has electrical conductivity in between that of a conductor and that of an insulator; it can vary over that wide range either permanently or dynamically. ... AMD redirects here. ... Analog Devices (NYSE: ADI) is an American multinational producer of semiconductor devices. ... Broadcom Corporation is a leading American supplier of integrated circuits (ICs) for broadband communications. ... Elpida Memory, Inc. ... Fairchild Semiconductor introduced the first commercially available integrated circuit (although at almost the same time as one from Texas Instruments), and would go on to become one of the major players in the evolution of Silicon Valley in the 1960s. ... Freescale sign Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. ... Skyworks Solutions, Inc. ... Hynix Semiconductor Inc. ... For the raceway, see Infineon Raceway. ... Intel redirects here. ... Micron Technology (Micron) NYSE: MU is a multinational company based in Boise, Idaho, USA, best known for producing many forms of semiconductor devices. ... Categories: Electronics companies of the United States | Companies based in California | Corporation stubs ... The American multinational Nvidia Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) (pronounced ) specializes in the manufacture of graphics-processor technologies for workstations, desktop computers, and handheld devices. ... For other uses of NXP, see NXP (disambiguation). ... Qimonda AG (NYSE: QI), (pronounced key-MON-duh) is the new memory company split out of Infineon Technologies AG on May 1, 2006, to form the third largest DRAM company worldwide, according to the industry research firm Gartner Dataquest. ... Renesas Technology Corporation ) is a Japanese semiconductor manufacturer. ... ROHM Co. ... Sharp Corporation ) (TYO: 6753 , LuxSE: SRP) is a Japanese electronics manufacturer, founded in 1912. ... STMicroelectronics is an international leading supplier of semiconductors. ... Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN), better known in the electronics industry (and popularly) as TI, is an American company based in Dallas, Texas, USA, renowned for developing and commercializing semiconductor and computer technology. ... Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Limited (Traditional Chinese: 台灣積體電路製造股份有限公司, abbrev. ... VIA Technologies logo VIA Technologies is a Taiwanese manufacturer of integrated circuits, mainly motherboard chipsets, CPUs, and memory, and is part of the Formosa Plastics Group. ... Software redirects here. ... Activision Blizzard, Inc. ... Adobe Systems (pronounced a-DOE-bee IPA: ) (NASDAQ: ADBE) (LSE: ABS) is an American computer software company headquartered in San Jose, California, USA. Adobe was founded in December 1982[1] by John Warnock and Charles Geschke, who established the company after leaving Xerox PARC in order to develop and sell... Apple Inc. ... CA, Inc. ... Citrix Systems (NASDAQ: CTXS) is a U.S. high technology software company, based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with subsidiary operations in the UK and Australia. ... Electronic Arts (EA) (NASDAQ: ERTS) is an American developer, marketer, publisher, and distributor of computer and video games. ... For other uses, see IBM (disambiguation) and Big Blue. ... Intuit Inc. ... McAfee, Inc. ... Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... For the road bicycle racing team previously known as Novell, see Rabobank (cycling). ... Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCL) is one of the major companies developing database management systems (DBMS), tools for database development, middle-tier software, enterprise resource planning software (ERP), customer relationship management software (CRM) and supply chain management (SCM) software. ... For other uses, see Red Hat (disambiguation). ... SAP AG (ISIN: DE0007164600, FWB: SAP, NYSE: SAP) is the largest European software enterprise and the third largest in the world, with headquarters in Walldorf, Germany. ... This article is about the video game company. ... Sony Computer Entertainment, Incorporated ) (SCEI) is a Japanese video game company specializing in a variety of areas in the video game industry, mostly in video game consoles and is a full subsidiary of Sony that was established on November 16, 1993 in Tokyo, Japan. ... Symantec Corporation NASDAQ: SYMC, founded in 1982, is an international corporation which sells computer software, particularly in the realms of security and information management. ... Take Two redirects here. ... Ubisoft Entertainment (formerly Ubi Soft) is a computer and video game publisher and developer with headquarters in Montreuil-sous-Bois, France. ... Copy of the original phone of Alexander Graham Bell at the Musée des Arts et Métiers in Paris Telecommunication is the assisted transmission of signals over a distance for the purpose of communication. ... For other uses, see 3 (disambiguation). ... América Móvil (NYSE: AMX, BMV: AMX, NASDAQ: AMOV) is the largest mobile network operator in Germano America and Latin America and the largest corporation in Latin America. ... This article is about the current AT&T. For the 1885-2005 company, see American Telephone & Telegraph. ... For the information technology, see Airtel (FBI). ... Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (known as BSNL, India Communications Corporation Limited) is a public sector communications company in India. ... Reliance Communications (formerly Reliance Infocomm), along with Reliance Telecom and Flag Telecom, is part of Reliance Communications Ventures (RCoVL). ... BT Group plc (formerly British Telecommunications plc) which trades as BT (pronounced Bee tee) (also previously as British Telecom and is still commonly known as such amongst the general public) is the privatised UK state telecommunications operator. ... For other uses, see Cablevision (disambiguation). ... 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Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (日本電信電話 Nippon Denshin Denwa) is a telephone company that dominates the telecommunication market in Japan. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... RCN Corporation, (NASDAQ: RCNI), founded in 1997 and based in Herndon, Virginia, is the first and largest American facilities-based competitive provider of bundled telephone, cable television and high speed Internet service delivered over its own fiber-optic local network to consumers in the Boston, New York, Eastern Pennsylvania, Washington... Rogers Communications Inc. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Sprint Nextel Corporation (NYSE: S) is the third largest wireless telecommunications network in the United States with 52. ... Swisscom AG is the leading telephone company in Switzerland. ... Telecom Italia is formerly a partially state-owned Italian telco. ... Telefónica, S.A., (IBEX-35:TEF, Euronext: TEF, NYSE: TEF, LSE: TDE, FWB: TEF, TYO: 9481) is a Spanish telecommunications company. ... Telenor (OSE: TEL, NASDAQ: TELN) is the incumbent telecommunications company in Norway, with headquarters located at Fornebu, close to Oslo. ... Teléfonos de México S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: TMX), better known as Telmex, is a Mexican telecommunications company that provides telecommunication products and services in Mexico and in many parts of Latin America, such as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru and even in the United States. ... Telstra Corporation (ASX: , NZX: TLS, NYSE: TLS) (formed from Telecom Australia) is an Australian telecommunications and media company under private ownership, with a dominant position in landline telephone services, a large share of mobile phone services, domestic consumer (including dial-up access, 50% of Broadband internet broadband cable modem, satellite... Time Warner Inc. ... // Turkcell (NYSE: TKC) is a mobile phone operator in Turkey, currently the countrys largest. ... Verizon Communications, Inc. ... Virgin Media Inc. ... Vodafone Group Plc is a mobile network operator headquartered in Newbury, Berkshire, England, UK. It is the largest mobile telecommunications network company in the world by turnover and has a market value of about £84. ... It has been suggested that Vertical expansion be merged into this article or section. ... Apple Inc. ... The Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE: HPQ), commonly known as HP, is a very large, global company headquartered in Palo Alto, California, United States. ... For other uses, see IBM (disambiguation) and Big Blue. ... For other uses, see NEC (disambiguation). ... Sun Microsystems, Inc. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Tokyo stock Price IndeX, commonly known as TOPIX, along with Nikkei 225, is an important stock market index for the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Japan, tracking all domestic companies of the exchanges First Section (1,700 companies as of October 31, 2006). ... Seven & I Holdings Co. ... Astellas Pharma Inc. ... Canon Inc. ... Fujifilm Holdings Corporation or Fujifilm ) is a Japanese company known for its photographic film and cameras. ... Hitachi, Ltd ) (TYO: 6501, NYSE: HIT) is a multinational corporation specializing in high-technology and services headquartered in Marunouchi Itchome, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan. ... This article is about the Japanese motor corporation. ... The headquarters of JFE Holdings, Inc. ... Yamanote Line, Tokyo JR Yamanote Line train in Tokyo, Japan Above Yurakucho in Tokyo East Japan Railway Company (東日本旅客鉄道 Higashi-Nihon Ryokyaku Tetsudo or JR東日本; JR Higashi-Nihon) (TYO: 9020) is a Japanese private railroad company, the largest passenger railway company in the world and one of the seven JR companies. ... Japan Tobacco Inc. ... KDDI Corporation is a Japanese telecommunication operator formed in October 2000 through the merger of DDI, KDD, and IDO Corp. ... Komatsu Limited ) or Komatsu Hanomag excavator in Germany Komatsu construction vehicle in New Orleans, Louisiana (USA) Komatsu (コマツ) (TYO: 6301) is a Japanese company that manufactures construction, mining, and military equipment, industry machinery such as press machines, lasers, and thermoelectric modules. ... Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. ... Millea Holdings, Inc. ... The Mitsubishi Corporation (MC, 三菱商事, Mitsubishi Shōji) (TYO: 8058) is Japans largest trading company (sogo shosha). ... Mitsubishi Estate Co. ... Mitsui Group ) is one of the largest corporate conglomerates (Keiretsu) in Japan and one of the largest publicly traded companies in the world. ... Mizuho Bank Ginza Branch Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. ... Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Incorporated ) (TYO: 8306 NYSE: MTU ), or MUFG, is one of the worlds largest banks with assets of around USD $1. ... The Nippon Steel Corporation (Japanese 新日本製鐵), formed in 1970, is one of the worlds major steel producing companies. ... Nissan redirects here. ... The headquarters of Nomura in Tokyo, Japan Nomura Holdings, Inc. ... Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (日本電信電話 Nippon Denshin Denwa) is a telephone company that dominates the telecommunication market in Japan. ... A building of NTT DoCoMo in Shinagawa, Tokyo. ... Sony Corporation ) is a Japanese multinational corporation and one of the worlds largest media conglomerates with revenue of $66. ... Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group ) (TYO: 8316 ), or SMFG, is a Japanese financial group, the third largest bank in Japan. ... Takedas Japanese logo Another Takeda logo Takeda Midosuji Building, headquarters of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, in Chuo-ku, Osaka, Japan Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited ) (TYO: 4502 ) is the largest pharmaceutical company in Japan, with overseas business offices in Europe and in the United States. ... The Tokyo Electric Power Company, Incorporated , TYO: 9501), also known as Toden ) or TEPCO, is an electric utility servicing Japans Kantō region. ... Toyota Motor Corporation ) (pronounced [to-yo-ta]) is a multinational corporation headquartered in Japan, and currently is the worlds largest automaker. ... ÆON Co. ... Asahi Glass Co. ... Asahi Kasei Corporation is a Japanese company. ... Bridgestone Corporation ) (TYO: 5108 ) is a Japanese rubber conglomerate founded in 1931 by Shojiro Ishibashi ) in the city of Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan. ... The ChÅ«bu Electric Power Company 中部電力 ) is the electric provider for the middle ChÅ«bu region of the HonshÅ« island of Japan. ... Mitsui Trust Financial Group is a japanese financial group. ... Daiichi Sankyo Company Limited ) (TYO: 4568 ) is a joint holding company established in 2005 by Sankyo Co. ... Daikin Industries is a mayor Japan-based manufacturer of air conditioning systems. ... Daiwa Securities Group Inc. ... DENSO Corporation (株式会社デンソー) TYO: 6902 is a global automotive components manufacturer headquartered in the city of Kariya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. ... Dai Nippon Printing ), established in 1876, is a Japanese printing company. ... Eisai Co. ... FANUC Robotics America, Inc. ... For the district in Saga, Japan, see Fujitsu, Saga. ... Hoya Corporation is a japanese company that manufacture optical products ranging from laser equipment to contact lenses. ... 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