Nintendo celebrates its 129th birthday today

Nintendo is officially 129 years old. The company was established in 1889, when it was known for creating Hanafuda playing cards for the Japanese community.

Since then, Nintendo has become a thriving business in the video game space, bringing some of gaming's most beloved mascots to a home near you.

In more recent years, the popular company has launched the Nintendo Switch, combining its portable and home console market into one nifty device. Super Mario Odyssey, Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Splatoon 2 have all had commercial success, and new games, such as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, are set to be released at the end of the year.

Next year, Nintendo will reach a huge milestone for any company as it celebrates its 130th birthday—and it's expected to celebrate it with a slew of great games for the Nintendo Switch. Animal Crossing and a new core RPG Pokémon title are all expected to be released next year, while Metroid Prime 4 could also make its grand debut.

Regardless of how you look at it, Nintendo isn't going anywhere.

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