How well do you know Nintendo?

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Nintendo Co., Ltd. (任天堂株式会社 Nintendō Kabushiki gaisha?) is a Japanese multinational consumer electronics company headquartered in Kyoto, Japan. Nintendo is the world's largest video game company by revenue.Founded on September 23, 1889 by Fusajiro Yamauchi, it originally produced handmade hanafuda cards. Abandoning previous ventures, Nintendo developed into a video game company, becoming one of the most influential in the industry and Japan's third most valuable listed company with a market value of over US$85 billion. As of March 31, 2013, Nintendo has sold over 654.1 million hardware units and 4.10 billion software units. (From the wikipedia page.)

How well do YOU know this Japanese power well enough to be a Class-A Nintendo junky? All kinds of knowledge, from mainstream to obscure, will be tested.

Created by: JumpMan

  1. In what year was the Famicom released in Japan?
  2. The famicom was released in the United States under what name?
  3. The famicom had one add-on which was never released outside of Japan. What was it?
  4. Which handheld system, released in 1989, was the next major Nintendo product after the sucess of the famicom?
  5. The Game Boy was a major sucess for Nintendo, spawning many spin-offs which were very popular, for the most part. Which of these was the least popular Game Boy system?
  6. The Super Famicom (Known as the Super Nintendo stateside), became a smash hit with its superior graphic and sound quality over the Sega Genesis. Which of these games did NOT release on Super Famicom/Nintendo?
  7. Which 'handheld' gaming disaster did Nintendo release in 1995, with a library of only 13 games?
  8. The Nintendo 64 represented a major fall from industry leader to second-place had-beens. Which of these was NOT one of the causes of this?
  9. Which handheld released by Nintendo Nintendoin 2001, marked a jump from an 8-bit CPU to a 32-bit one?
  10. Another system was released by Nintendo Nintendo in 2001 and held a steady third-place sales positions behind two of its biggest rivals, which was it?
  11. After the handheld sucess that was the Game Boy advance, which touch-screen Handheld was released by Nintendo in 2004?
  12. The Nintendo Wii, released by Nintendo in 2006, marked a return to sales dominance for the company, but was heavily criticised for many reasons. Which of these is NOT one of them?
  13. To begin this generation of games, which handheld did Nintendo release to mixed reception in 2011?
  14. And finally, what is Nintendo's most recent home console (as of July 2013)?

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