Players all over the world recall some of the most popular games on the market as Nintendo Entertainment System celebrates 30th anniversary. Taking a look back at the history of gaming enabled us to cherish the game producer for the influence that it has had on the gaming industry.
It’s been 30 years since Nintendo first entered the U.S. market, so we’re allowed to be a little bit nostalgic. The first thing analysts did this morning was to recall some of the most important moments in the history of the gaming company.
In case you were not familiar with Nintendo Entertainment System, the company arrived in the United States on October 18th, 1985. It was for the first time that US customers got their hands on games like “Super Mario Bros” and “The Legend of Zelda”. However, the game producer was already famous back then in Japan, its native country.
To be more specific, Nintendo’s first launching day took place on July 15th 1983 in Japan. Minoru Arakawa, the founder of the company has decided to test some games on the U.S. market, as well. What started just as a New York City experiment turned out to be a success for the game producer, who rapidly expanded it entertainment services to other worldwide regions.
The experiment costed Nintendo approximately $50 million, the company’s representatives have stated. Nevertheless, it was money well-spent considering that the game console became impressively popular and enabled the company to move 50,000 units upwards.
Nintendo Entertainment System thinks Mr. Arakawa was well-inspired when he chose New York City for his first American experiment. His premise, if it’s going to make it in New York, then it will probably make it anywhere, turned out to be true.
The European market had to wait one more year until the famous games were finally introduced. Nintendo’s games arrived in some of the most developed European countries on September 1st 1986.
Initially, there were 18 major game titles available on the U.S. market, including “Duck Hunt”, “Excitebike”, “Super Mario Bros” and “Popeye”. What is most important, however, is the influence that the company has had on the gaming industry. It is due to Nintendo that game consoles have become regular home accessories. Moreover, we owe the popular retro look of computer games to Nintendo, so to many more years of games, Nintendo!
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