Almost thirty years ago Nintendo released their first international console the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), and it has revolutionized the gaming world. While there are several other gaming systems available now, they all owe their success to one degree or another to Nintendo for opening the door to console gaming.
The first console from Nintendo came with Super Mario Brothers, which is still a gaming icon today, and it has dozens of spin-offs and sequels. Following the NES came the SNES, which gave users of the console improved graphics and a set of more advanced games.The whole story can be found at http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blog/2012/apr/26/nintendo-what-went-wrong-open-thread Seeing the success of their larger consoles, around this time Nintendo also started to branch out and look at hand held devices, and the Gameboy was born.
Following the SNES, Nintendo has released the Nintendo 64, the Gamecube and most recently the Nintendo Wii. With each upgrade to the console, gamers found better graphics, faster loading time, and more complex stories. Additionally the Wii brought interactive gaming to the home, spurring other gaming console makers to attempt to keep up and create their own.
Nintendo has been the leader in home gaming, creating iconic games such as Zelda, Super Mario Brothers and Final Fantasy and continues leading the gaming world in innovation.