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Nintendo Co. is a Japanese consumer electronics and video game company founded in 1889 by Fusajiro Yamauchi. The company is based in Kyoto, Japan. The company originally produced handmade hanafuda playing cards. By 1963, the company was involved in several niche businesses such as cab services and love hotels. Nintendo moved into producing toys in the 1960s and became a video game company in the 1970s. Nintendo is both a video game publisher and developer, however the company is also known for producing game consoles like the Famicom, N64, Wii, and, most recently, the Switch. The company is known for it's best-selling game franchises like MarioThe Legend of Zelda, and Pokémon.