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Nintendo Co., Ltd. (任天堂株式会社 Nintendō Kabushiki gaisha?) is a Japanese multinational consumer electronics company located 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 playing cards. By 1963, the company had attempted several small niche businesses, such as cab services and love hotels. However the company is most noticeable for creating many popular video game consoles, handhelds and previously arcade games since 1975 to the present, as well as creating many popular video game franchises, including but not limited to Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Super Smash Bros. and Donkey Kong.

Nintendo's role in The Angry Video Game Nerd[]

Throughout the series, the Nerd mostly reviews Nintendo consoles and games, particularly 8-bit games for the Nintendo Entertainment System, as well as its redesigned model known informally as the toploader. He also reviews other Nintendo consoles such as the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Famicom (Japanese NES), Nintendo 64 (three times) and the most recent console released on November 19, 2006, known as the Wii.

Occasionally, he also reviews games for the handheld systems also made by Nintendo including the Game Boy, Virtual Boy (once), Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance.

Video game consoles and handhelds[]

Peripherals and Accessories[]

This list is incomplete, please help by adding every Nintendo product (not the consoles) that was used in the show

On some occasions, the Nerd reviews games using Nintendo accessories that are compatible with the games. The most noticeable episodes are the Power Glove, NES Accessories and Game Boy Accessories episodes



  • Super Scope

Game Boy[]

  • Super Game Boy (Supports for Game Boy and non-clear Game Boy Color cartridges for SNES)
  • Game Boy 4-Player Adapter
  • Game Boy battery accessories:
    • Rechargeable Battery Pack
    • Solar Charger
  • Game Boy lighting accessories:
    • The Nuby Light
    • Light Boy
    • Light Magic
  • The Handy Boy (by STD)
  • The RadioShack Booster
  • Game Boy Camera
  • Game Boy Printer


  • NES games have been the most prominent, and most reviewed, in the AVGN webshow.
  • By 1963 Nintendo had attempted several small niche businesses, such as cab services and love hotels, a service that allows couples the privacy for sexual activites.

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