Nintendo is a global Japanese corporation headquartered in Kyoto. Their involvement in consumer goods is video games and entertainment. Its foreign branches range from the United States and Europe. Nintendo also produces some of the well established and most popular video game series in history, like Mario, The Legend of Zelda, Animal Crossing, and Pokémon, and is one of the biggest computer game firms in the world by market capitalization. Nintendo took off in popularity with the Nintendo 64, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, and the famously classic: NES Classic. Nintendo’s creator: Fusajiro Yamauchi started in 1889 selling hanafuda playing cards.

What is Nintendo’s most famous product?

Nintendo’s most famous product is the Wii, which is Nintendo’s best-selling video game console. Despite Nintendo releasing different video game consoles, the Wii has remained Nintendo’s most famous product, selling 100 million units worldwide since 2007. In 2009, alone it sold Nintendo sold 26 million units of the Wii.

When was Nintendo created?

Nintendo was created on September 23, 1889, and originally named Nintendo Karuta. Nintendo was created by Fusajiro Yamauchi, a craftsman, in Shimogyō-ku, Kyoto in Japan. Nintendo was created with the intention of producing and distributing the traditional Japanese playing card. Throughout the years Nintendo continued to grow and became the company that is known today.

What are the best selling Nintendo games of all time?

The best selling Nintendo games of time are the Mario franchise of games including Super Mario, Mario Kart, Mario Party, and Mario Sports. Popular Nintendo Games also include Pokémon, the Wii Series games, The Legend of Zelda, and Donkey Kong. Other popular games are Animal Crossing, Super Smash Bros, and Game & Watch.

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5.8” | 148 mm
3.5” | 90 mm
1.3” | 32 mm
7.76 oz | .22 kg
1989-2003
Game Boy
14.800
9.000
32.000
0.220
1989.00
23000
3D
Game Boy
3.2” | 82 mm
5.7” | 144 mm
.96” | 24.5 mm
4.94 oz | .14 kg
2001-2010
Game Boy Advance
8.200
14.400
24.500
0.140
2001.00
19000
3D
Game Boy Advance
4.3” | 110 mm
5.9” | 150 mm
6.3” | 161 mm
5.3 lb | 2.4 kg
2001-2007
GameCube
11.000
15.000
16.100
2.400
2001.00
60000
3D
GameCube
4” | 100 mm
5.5” | 140 mm
2.5” | 65 mm
7.1 oz | .2 kg
2001
GameCube Controller
10.000
14.000
6.500
0.200
2001.00
82000
3D
GameCube Controller
2.096” | 53.2 mm
4.86” | 123.4 mm
.6875” | 17.5 mm
2.6 oz | .07 kg
1983
NES Controller
5.320
12.340
1.750
0.070
1983.00
18000
3D
NES Controller
3.17” | 80.6 mm (Closed); 5.89” | 149.5 mm (Open)
5.59” | 142 mm
.85” | 21.6 mm
8.82 oz | .25 kg
2015
New Nintendo 3DS
14.950
14.200
21.600
0.250
2015.00
11000
3D
New Nintendo 3DS
3.68” | 93.5 mm (Closed); 6.81” | 173 mm (Open)
6.3” | 160 mm
.85” | 21.5 mm
11.64 oz | .33 kg
2015
New Nintendo 3DS XL
17.300
16.000
21.500
0.330
2015.00
8300
3D
New Nintendo 3DS XL
3.5” | 88.9 mm
10.1” | 256 mm
8” | 203.2 mm
5 lb | 2.27 kg
1983-1995
Nintendo (NES)
8.890
25.600
20.320
2.270
1983.00
138000
3D
Nintendo (NES)
5” | 127 mm
5.66” | 144 mm
.8” | 20.3 mm
9.2 oz | .26 kg
2013
Nintendo 2DS
12.700
14.400
20.300
0.260
2013.00
32000
3D
Nintendo 2DS
3.4” | 86.4 mm (Closed); 6.4” | 162.6 mm (Open)
6.3” | 160 mm
.85” | 21.5 mm
9.2 oz | .26 kg
2017
Nintendo 2DS XL
16.260
16.000
21.500
0.260
2017.00
20000
3D
Nintendo 2DS XL
2.87” | 72.9 mm
10.23” | 259.8 mm
7.48” | 190 mm
2.42 lb | 1.1 kg
1996-2002
Nintendo 64
7.290
25.980
19.000
1.100
1996.00
62000
3D
Nintendo 64
6.01” | 152.6 mm
6.3” | 160 mm
2.625” | 66.7 mm
10.6 oz | .3 kg
1996
Nintendo 64 Controller
15.260
16.000
6.670
0.300
1996.00
10000
3D
Nintendo 64 Controller
3.33” | 84.7 mm (Closed); 6.3” | 160 mm (Open)
5.85” | 148.7 mm
1.13” | 28.9 mm
9.7 oz | .275 kg
2004-2013
Nintendo DS
16.000
14.870
28.900
0.275
2004.00
76000
3D
Nintendo DS
2.9” | 74 mm (Closed); 5.47” | 139 mm (Open)
5.2” | 133 mm
.85” | 21.5 mm
7.7 oz | .218 kg
2006-2014
Nintendo DS Lite
13.900
13.300
21.500
0.218
2006.00
17000
3D
Nintendo DS Lite
4.01” | 102 mm
9.40” | 239 mm
.547” | 13.9 mm; 1.13” | 28.7 mm (Total)
.88 lb | .4 kg
2017
Nintendo Switch
10.200
23.900
2.870
0.400
2017.00
2100000
3D
Nintendo Switch
3.58” | 91 mm
8.18” | 208 mm
.55” | 14 mm; 1.12” | 28.4 mm (Full)
9.77 oz | .277 kg
2019
Nintendo Switch Lite
9.100
20.800
28.400
0.277
2019.00
241000
3D
Nintendo Switch Lite
2.4” | 61 mm (Estimated)
5.67” | 144 mm (Estimated)
.6” | 15 mm (Estimated)
2.8 oz | .08 kg (Estimated)
1990
SNES Controller
6.100
14.400
1.500
0.080
1990.00
24000
3D
SNES Controller
2.68” | 68 mm
8” | 203.2 mm
10” | 254 mm
2.12 lb | .96 kg
1990-1999
Super Nintendo (SNES)
6.800
20.320
25.400
0.960
1990.00
52000
3D
Super Nintendo (SNES)
Wii
90000
6.18” | 157 mm
2.375” | 60.3 mm
7.75" | 196.9 mm
2.7 lb | 1.22 kg
2006-2017
Wii
15.700
6.030
19.690
1.220
2006.00
90000
3D
Wii
6.3” | 160 mm
1.43” | 36.2 mm
1.21” | 30.8 mm
3.2 oz | .09 kg
2006
Wii Remote
16.000
3.620
3.080
0.090
2006.00
13000
3D
Wii Remote
Wii U
102000
1.8” | 4.6 cm
6.8” | 17.2 cm
10.6” | 26.9 cm
3.3 lb | 1.5 kg
2012-2017
Wii U
4.600
17.200
26.900
1.500
2012.00
102000
3D
Wii U
5.3” | 13.5 cm
10.2” | 25.9 cm
1.6” | 40.6 mm; 1.98” | 50.2 mm (Total)
17.3 oz | .49 kg
2012
Wii U GamePad
13.500
25.900
5.020
0.490
2012.00
11000
3D
Wii U GamePad
Nintendo 64 Controller

The Nintendo 64 Controller is the fifth generation gamepad manufactured by Nintendo featuring an M shape with directional pads, control sticks, and ten buttons. The gamepad is the predecessor of the GameCube controller, designed for the Nintendo 64 home video game console, and released in 1996.

The M shape design enables users to hold the controller in three different positions: two outer grips that promote the use of the D-pad, center and right-hand grip promoting the use of the single control stick, and, at the center and left-hand grip. The Nintendo 64 controller became the first game controller to use the analog stick technology and also available in unique colors and variants such as the LodgeNet variant released for various hotel game-playing services.

The Nintendo 64 Controller has a height of 6.01” (152.6 mm), width of 6.3” (160 mm), depth of 2.625” (66.7 mm), and approximate weight of 10.6 oz (.3 kg).

Set of dimensioned elevation drawings of the Nintendo 64 Controller measured with height, width, and depth
The Nintendo 64 Controller is the fifth generation gamepad manufactured by Nintendo featuring an M shape with directional pads, control sticks, and ten buttons. The gamepad is the predecessor of the GameCube controller, designed for the Nintendo 64 home video game console, and released in 1996.

The Nintendo 64 Controller has a height of 6.01” (152.6 mm), width of 6.3” (160 mm), depth of 2.625” (66.7 mm), and approximate weight of 10.6 oz (.3 kg).

Set of dimensioned elevation drawings of the Nintendo 64 Controller measured with height, width, and depth
Nintendo 64 Controller
Height:
6.01” | 152.6 mm
Width:
6.3” | 160 mm
Length:
Depth:
2.625” | 66.7 mm
Weight:
10.6 oz | .3 kg
Area:
Designer
Nintendo
Released
1996

Drawings include:
Nintendo 64 Controller front elevation, top, side

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Nintendo DS Lite

The Nintendo DS Lite, the second model of the Nintendo DS family, is a redesign of the original Nintendo DS that is slimmer and more lightweight. It was released in June of 2006 following its March announcement after receiving demand for the original model.

Although the Nintendo DS Lite is compatible with Gameboy games, DS games, and the DS headset, it uses an AC power adapter that differs from its predecessor. Changes and features of the Nintendo DS Lite include: four levels of brightness, softer feeling buttons, and the relocation of the microphone, start, and select buttons.

The Nintendo DS Lite has a closed height of 2.9” (74 mm), open height of 5.47” (139 mm), width of 5.2” (133 mm), depth of .85” (21.5 mm), and approximate weight of 7.7 oz (.218 kg). The display size of the Nintendo DS Lite is 3.8” (97 mm) with a resolution of 256 x 192 px.

Set of dimensioned elevation drawings of the Nintendo DS Lite measured with height, width, and depth
The Nintendo DS Lite, the second model of the Nintendo DS family, is a redesign of the original Nintendo DS that is slimmer and more lightweight. It was released in June of 2006 following its March announcement after receiving demand for the original model.

The Nintendo DS Lite has a closed height of 2.9” (74 mm), open height of 5.47” (139 mm), width of 5.2” (133 mm), depth of .85” (21.5 mm), and approximate weight of 7.7 oz (.218 kg). The display size of the Nintendo DS Lite is 3.8” (97 mm) with a resolution of 256 x 192 px.

Set of dimensioned elevation drawings of the Nintendo DS Lite measured with height, width, and depth
Nintendo DS Lite
Height:
2.9” | 74 mm (Closed); 5.47” | 139 mm (Open)
Width:
5.2” | 133 mm
Length:
Depth:
.85” | 21.5 mm
Display Size
3.8” | 97 mm
Resolution
256 x 192 px
Weight:
7.7 oz | .218 kg
Area:
Designer
Nintendo
Year
2006-2014

Drawings include:
Nintendo DS Lite front elevation, top, side

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Wii U

The Wii U is the home video game console that was developed by Nintendo as the successor to the Wii. It was released in late 2012, as the first eight-generation game console. It is a competitor for Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PlayStation 4. The Wii U’s design is compact, the perfect addition to a home entertainment system, and it is nearly compatible with all Wii software. The Wii U was Nintendo’s first console capable of displaying 1080p high definition visuals. The Wii U unfortunately became Nintendo’s worst selling home console of all time. The Wii was discontinued by Nintendo on January 31, 2017.

The Wii U has a height of 1.8” (4.6 cm), width of 6.8” (17.2 cm), depth of 10.6” (26.9 cm), and approximate weight of 3.3 lb (1.5 kg).

Collection of drawings of the Wii U with height, width, and depth dimensions
The Wii U is the home video game console that was developed by Nintendo as the successor to the Wii. It was released in late 2012, as the first eight-generation game console. It is a competitor for Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PlayStation 4.

The Wii U has a height of 1.8” (4.6 cm), width of 6.8” (17.2 cm), depth of 10.6” (26.9 cm), and approximate weight of 3.3 lb (1.5 kg).

Collection of drawings of the Wii U with height, width, and depth dimensions
Wii U
Height:
1.8” | 4.6 cm
Width:
6.8” | 17.2 cm
Length:
Depth:
10.6” | 26.9 cm
Resolution (Max)
1920 × 1080 px
Weight:
3.3 lb | 1.5 kg
Area:
Storage
Designer
Nintendo
Release
2012-2017

Drawings include:
Wii U front elevation, top, side

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Wii Remote

The Wii Remote is a video game controller or motion controller for Nintendo’s Wii home video game console. It was released into the market at the Tokyo games show in 2005 as the successor of the Wii Remote Plus. It derived its attention from its unique features such as the motion-sensing capabilities, optical sensor technology, and use of an accelerometer.

The Wii Remote is the seventh and eighth generation controller and is expandable through the addition of various attachments. The Wii Remote is connected to the video game console via Bluetooth or an accessory connector port. It also comes with other accessories such as jackets and straps to offer a better grip of the remote.

The Wii Remote has a height of 6.3” (160 mm), width of 1.43” (36.2 mm), depth of 1.21” (30.8 mm), and approximate weight of 3.2 oz (.09 kg).

Set of dimensioned elevation drawings of the Wii Remote measured with height, width, and depth
The Wii Remote is a video game controller or motion controller for Nintendo’s Wii home video game console. It was released into the market at the Tokyo games show in 2005. It derived its attention from its unique features such as the motion capabilities, optical sensor technology and accelerometer.

The Wii Remote has a height of 6.3” (160 mm), width of 1.43” (36.2 mm), depth of 1.21” (30.8 mm), and approximate weight of 3.2 oz (.09 kg).

Set of dimensioned elevation drawings of the Wii Remote measured with height, width, and depth
Wii Remote
Height:
6.3” | 160 mm
Width:
1.43” | 36.2 mm
Length:
Depth:
1.21” | 30.8 mm
Weight:
3.2 oz | .09 kg
Area:
Designer
Nintendo
Released
2006

Drawings include:
Wii Remote front elevation, , back, top, side

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Nintendo Switch Lite

The Nintendo Switch Lite was released by Nintendo on September 20, 2019. It is a handheld game console and is the more portable version of its predecessor, the Nintendo Switch. The Nintendo Switch Lite is an eight-generation console and runs on the Nintendo Switch operating system software. The Nintendo Switch Lite features an integrated joy-con, lightweight design, and is compact. It is perfect for the gamers that are constantly on the go and is compatible with more than 2,000 games. The Nintendo Switch Lite is available in the colors yellow, gray, turquoise, and coral.

The Nintendo Switch Lite has a height of 3.58” (91 mm), width of 8.18” (208 mm), total depth of 1.12” (28.4 mm), and approximate weight of 9.77 oz (.277 kg). The display size of the Nintendo Switch Lite is 5.5” (139.7 mm) with a resolution of 1280 x 720 px.

Dimensioned drawings of the Nintendo Switch Lite with height, width, and depth labeled in elevation
The Nintendo Switch Lite was released by Nintendo on September 20, 2019. It is a handheld game console and is the more portable version of its predecessor, the Nintendo Switch. The Nintendo Switch Lite is an eight-generation console and runs on the Nintendo Switch operating system software.

The Nintendo Switch Lite has a height of 3.58” (91 mm), width of 8.18” (208 mm), total depth of 1.12” (28.4 mm), and approximate weight of 9.77 oz (.277 kg). The display size of the Nintendo Switch Lite is 5.5” (139.7 mm) with a resolution of 1280 x 720 px.

Dimensioned drawings of the Nintendo Switch Lite with height, width, and depth labeled in elevation
Nintendo Switch Lite
Height:
3.58” | 91 mm
Width:
8.18” | 208 mm
Length:
Depth:
.55” | 14 mm; 1.12” | 28.4 mm (Full)
Display Size
5.5” | 139.7 mm
Resolution
1280 x 720 px
Weight:
9.77 oz | .277 kg
Area:
Designer
Nintendo
Year
2019

Drawings include:
Nintendo Switch Lite front elevation, top, side

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