June 15, 2020
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Video Game Timeline
⟶ Updated 19 Sep 2017 ⟶
List of edits
8 Mar 2018
Timeline of Videogames
22 Sep 2017
30 Jan 2019
14 Feb 2019
Nintendo is founded as a playing card company in Kyoto, Japan.
Nintendo gains the license to use Disney characters on their playing cards.
Nintendo begins creating toys.
The Magnavox Odyssey is released by Magnavox in North America.
Nintendo gains overseas distribution rights to the Magnavox Odyssey.
Nintendo releases Color TV-Game 6
Nintendo releases Color TV-Game 15
Nintendo releases Color TV-Game Racing 112
Nintendo releases Color TV-Game Block Breaker
Nintendo releases Computer TV-Game
Donkey Kong is first released in arcades.
The first Game & Watch system, Ball, is released by Nintendo.
The Family Computer (Famicom) is released in Japan.
The Famicom is re-released in North America as the Nintendo Entertainment System, or NES.
The Game Boy is first released by Nintendo, alongside Tetris.
The Super Famicom is released in Japan by Nintendo.
The Super Famicom is released in North America, branded the SNES.
The Virtual Boy is released in Japan to extremely low acclaim. It is Nintendo's second least successful first-party console to date.
The Nintendo 64 is released. It is Nintendo's first 3D console.
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