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2012 Home Console
The next Nintendo home console, the Wii U, features a touch screen controller and high definition graphical capability. The system is due to be released in 2012.
2006 Home Console
A revolutionary home console that uses a remote and sensor to detect the movements you make as you play. Includes an online download service.
2001 Home Console
A 128-bit home videogame system and the fourth generation of Nintendo consoles. The first Nintendo system to use digital discs over cartridges.
1996 Home Console
A 64-bit home videogame system and the third generation of Nintendo consoles. The first to be designed around 3D graphics technology.
1990 Home Console
A 16-bit home videogame system and the second generation of Nintendo consoles. Advanced 2D graphics and sound and an 8-button controller.
1983 Home Console
An 8-bit home videogame system and the first generation of Nintendo consoles. The Japanese and American systems have different names and designs.
2011 Portable System
A dual-screen handheld system with the ability to view stereoscopic 3D on the top screen without the need for special glasses.
2004 Portable System
A dual-screen handheld system with a touch screen for new ways to play games. The later model Nintendo DSi includes a camera and an online download service.
2001 Portable System
A handheld system with advanced graphics and sound. Later iterations include the Game Boy Advance SP and Game Boy Micro.
1989 Portable System
The first successful cartridge-based portable system. 8-bit with a 4 colour screen. It was followed by the Game Boy Color with 56 simultaneous colour display.
2001 Portable System
A tiny portable system compatible with 10 Pokemon themed games. Includes a motion sensor and rumble feedback.
1995 Portable System
A portable system with a stereoscopic 3D effect allowing characters to move in and out of the background. Short-lived system and now highly collectable.
1980-1991 Portable LCD Games
A series of standalone, portable LCD games that fit in your pocket. Each game also has a clock and alarm function.
1977-1980 Home Game Systems
A series of standalone systems that each play a single type of game. Popular in Japan, but not released worldwide.
From classics such as Donkey Kong and Popeye up to modern games such as Mario Kart Arcade GP, Nintendo entered the videogame market in the arcades.
From 1966, Nintendo moved from producing playing cards into a range of toys and games for the Japanese market.