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.

Nintendo Guides
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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 2DS

The Nintendo 2DS launched in October of 2013, defined as an entry-level of the Nintendo 3DS as it maintains similar hardware and functionality but differs with the integration of a new slate form factor. The Nintendo 2DS faced criticism when compared to the 3DS, noting its battery life, sound quality, and overall design.

Although reviews were mixed and despite its lack of 3D support, it received praise for its comfortability when held, robustness due to a lack of hinges, and price point. Production for the Nintendo 2DS ceased in February of 2020.

The Nintendo 2DS has a height of 5” (127 mm), width of 5.66” (144 mm), depth of .8” (20.3 mm), and approximate weight of 9.2 oz (.26 kg). The upper display size of the Nintendo 2DS is 3.5” (88.9 mm) with a resolution of 400 x 240, while the lower size is 3.02” (76.7 mm) with a resolution of 320 x 240 px.

Collection of drawings of the Nintendo 2DS with height, width, and depth dimensions
The Nintendo 2DS launched in October of 2013, defined as an entry-level of the Nintendo 3DS as it maintains similar features but differs with the integration of a new slate form factor. The Nintendo 2DS faced criticism when compared to the 3DS, noting its battery life, sound, and design quality.

The Nintendo 2DS has a height of 5” (127 mm), width of 5.66” (144 mm), depth of .8” (20.3 mm), and approximate weight of 9.2 oz (.26 kg). The upper display size of the Nintendo 2DS is 3.5” (88.9 mm) with a resolution of 400 x 240, while the lower size is 3.02” (76.7 mm) with a resolution of 320 x 240 px.

Collection of drawings of the Nintendo 2DS with height, width, and depth dimensions
Nintendo 2DS
Height:
5” | 127 mm
Width:
5.66” | 144 mm
Length:
Depth:
.8” | 20.3 mm
Display Size
3.5” | 88.9 mm (Upper); 3.02” | 76.7 mm (Lower)
Resolution
400 x 240 px (Upper); 320 x 240 px (Lower)
Weight:
9.2 oz | .26 kg
Area:
Designer
Nintendo
Year
2013

Drawings include:
Nintendo 2DS front elevation, top, side

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GameCube

The Gamecube is a home video game console released by Nintendo in 2001. It is a sixth-generation gaming console. It is also the first Nintendo gaming console to use optical discs as the primary storage medium. The discs for the Gamecube are in a miniDVD format and are not designed to play full-sized DVDs or audio CDs but instead focused on just gaming. The Gamecube also supports limited online gaming for a small number of games. The GameCube was available in purple, black, silver, and orange. The GameCube controller combined elements from controllers before it. The GameCube was discontinued in 2007.

The GameCube has a height of 4.3” (110 mm), width of 5.9” (150 mm), depth of 6.3” (161 mm), and approximate weight of 5.3 lb (2.4 kg).

Dimensioned drawings of the GameCube with height, width, and depth labeled in elevation
The Gamecube is a home video game console released by Nintendo in 2001. It is a sixth-generation gaming console. It is also the first Nintendo gaming console to use optical discs as the primary storage medium. The discs for the Gamecube are in a miniDVD format.

The GameCube has a height of 4.3” (110 mm), width of 5.9” (150 mm), depth of 6.3” (161 mm), and approximate weight of 5.3 lb (2.4 kg).

Dimensioned drawings of the GameCube with height, width, and depth labeled in elevation
GameCube
Height:
4.3” | 110 mm
Width:
5.9” | 150 mm
Length:
Depth:
6.3” | 161 mm
Resolution (Max)
640 x 480 px
Weight:
5.3 lb | 2.4 kg
Area:
Storage
Designer
Nintendo
Release
2001-2007

Drawings include:
GameCube 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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GameCube Controller

The GameCube controller is the sixth generation gamepad manufactured by Nintendo and released in 2001 for the GameCube home video game console. The GameCube controller was released together with the GameCube console and as a successor of the Nintendo 64 controller.

Over its lifespan, the controller was available in various colors and revisions such as the WaveBird wireless controller, LodgeNet controller, and White controller, all targeted for different markets. The controller connects to the console via GameCube controller port and has a built-in rumble motor that provides haptic feedback. The only drawback is that it does not have expandable features like its predecessor, Nintendo 64 controller.

The GameCube Controller has a height of 4” (100 mm), width of 5.5” (140 mm), depth of 2.5” (65 mm), and approximate weight of 7.1 oz | (.2 kg).

Collection of drawings of the GameCube Controller with height, width, and depth dimensions
The GameCube controller is the sixth generation gamepad manufactured by Nintendo and released in 2001 for the GameCube home video game console. The GameCube controller was released together with the GameCube console and as a successor of the Nintendo 64 controller.

The GameCube Controller has a height of 4” (100 mm), width of 5.5” (140 mm), depth of 2.5” (65 mm), and approximate weight of 7.1 oz | (.2 kg).

Collection of drawings of the GameCube Controller with height, width, and depth dimensions
GameCube Controller
Height:
4” | 100 mm
Width:
5.5” | 140 mm
Length:
Depth:
2.5” | 65 mm
Weight:
7.1 oz | .2 kg
Area:
Designer
Nintendo
Released
2001

Drawings include:
GameCube Controller front elevation, top, side

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Nintendo 64

The Nintendo 64, N64, is a home video game console developed by Nintendo. It has a 64-bit central processing unit and was released in 1996. The Nintendo 64 was released with 3 games: Super Maria 64, Pilotwings 64, Saikyō Habu Shōgi that was exclusive to Japan. It is part of the fifth-generation of gaming devices placed in competition with Sony’s PlayStation and Sega Saturn. The most innovative feature at the time of its release was the console’s controller. It was the first commercially successful video game controller to feature an analog stick. The Nintendo 64 gaming console was discontinued in 2002.

The Nintendo 64 has a height of 2.87” (72.9 mm), width of 10.23” (259.8 mm), depth of 7.48” (190 mm), and approximate weight of 2.42 lb (1.1 kg).

Collection of drawings of the Nintendo 64 with height, width, and depth dimensions
The Nintendo 64, N64, is a home video game console developed by Nintendo. It has a 64-bit central processing unit and was released in 1996. The most innovative feature at the time of its release was the console’s controller—the first successful video game controller to feature an analog stick.

The Nintendo 64 has a height of 2.87” (72.9 mm), width of 10.23” (259.8 mm), depth of 7.48” (190 mm), and approximate weight of 2.42 lb (1.1 kg).

Collection of drawings of the Nintendo 64 with height, width, and depth dimensions
Nintendo 64
Height:
2.87” | 72.9 mm
Width:
10.23” | 259.8 mm
Length:
Depth:
7.48” | 190 mm
Resolution (Max)
640 x 480 px
Weight:
2.42 lb | 1.1 kg
Area:
Storage
Designer
Nintendo
Release
1996-2002

Drawings include:
Nintendo 64 front elevation, top, side

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