Happy Birthday Nintendo
23rd September 1889, that was the date the Nintendo Japanese website used to have for the founding date but now they just state 1889. The ever reliably unreliable Wikipedia also states this date so make no doubt about it today is the day to celebrate Nintendo’s birthday. At 122 years old the company has really took the world by storm starting from a family owned playing card company and continuing into the global gaming giants it is today.
I don’t need to mention the impact it’s had or its fantastic franchises or the great staff from the Yamauchi’s to Miyamoto to Iwata to the masterful Yokoi or even Reggie. I don’t need to pay tribute to this great company and how many hours/days/weeks/months/years of enjoyment it has brought me as a child, teenager and now as an adult.
Nope I’ll just go for the very “Happy Birthday Nintendo,” here’s to 122 more great years.