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
4.02” | 102 mm
9.53” | 242 mm
.55” | 14 mm; 1.12” | 28.4 mm (Full)
14.81 oz | .42 kg
October 8, 2021
Nintendo Switch OLED
10.200
24.200
2.840
0.420
2021.00
1400000
3D
Nintendo Switch OLED3D model of the Nintendo Switch OLED viewed in perspective3D model of the Nintendo Switch OLED viewed in perspective
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
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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NES Controller

The NES controller is a gamepad designed for Nintendo Entertainment System with the revised model of the gamepad being rectangular with a nice depth and clickiness, wireless and specifically targeted for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers.

A Joy-Con-style rail is also available at the top of the gamepad that users can use for pairing and charging the gamepad by slotting the controller into the switch. This moved away from previous models for the NES and Famicom, which had a rectangular brick-like design with a four-button layout and used the cross-sectional joypad. The NES controller is now available only through Switch Online subscription, and you cannot play games not available under Nintendo titles.

The NES Controller has a height of 2.096” (53.2 mm), width of 4.86” (123.4 mm), depth of .6875” (17.5 mm), and approximate weight of 2.6 oz (.07 kg).

Collection of drawings of the NES Controller with height, width, and depth dimensions
The NES controller is a gamepad designed for Nintendo Entertainment System with the revised model of the gamepad being rectangular with a nice depth and clickiness, wireless and specifically targeted for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers.

The NES Controller has a height of 2.096” (53.2 mm), width of 4.86” (123.4 mm), depth of .6875” (17.5 mm), and approximate weight of 2.6 oz (.07 kg).

Collection of drawings of the NES Controller with height, width, and depth dimensions
NES Controller
Height:
2.096” | 53.2 mm
Width:
4.86” | 123.4 mm
Length:
Depth:
.6875” | 17.5 mm
Weight:
2.6 oz | .07 kg
Area:
Designer
Nintendo
Released
1983

Drawings include:
NES Controller front elevation, top, side

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Nintendo DS

The Nintendo DS is a dual-screen handheld gaming console developed by Nintendo. The device was released globally from 2004 to 2005 and is a seventh-generation gaming device. The DS in the name stands for ‘developers’ system’ or ‘dual screen’. It features that ability to connect multiple DS devices to interact with one another over WiFi within a short range. The Nintendo DS is a competitor to Sony’s PlayStation Portable. The Nintendo DS was marketed as a ‘third pillar’ to complement the Game Boy Advance and GameCube. The Nintendo DS is available in 9 color finishes. The Nintendo DS was discontinued in 2013.

The Nintendo DS has a closed height of 3.33” (84.7 mm), open height of 6.3” (160 mm), width of 5.85” (148.7 mm), depth of 1.13” (28.9 mm), and approximate weight of 9.7 oz (.275 kg). The display size of the Nintendo DS is 3” (77 mm) with a resolution of 256 x 192 px.

Collection of drawings of the Nintendo DS with height, width, and depth dimensions
The Nintendo DS is a dual-screen handheld gaming console developed by Nintendo. The device was released globally from 2004 to 2005 and is a seventh-generation gaming device. The DS in the name stands for ‘developers’ system’ or ‘dual screen’.

The Nintendo DS has a closed height of 3.33” (84.7 mm), open height of 6.3” (160 mm), width of 5.85” (148.7 mm), depth of 1.13” (28.9 mm), and approximate weight of 9.7 oz (.275 kg). The display size of the Nintendo DS is 3” (77 mm) with a resolution of 256 x 192 px.

Collection of drawings of the Nintendo DS with height, width, and depth dimensions
Nintendo DS
Height:
3.33” | 84.7 mm (Closed); 6.3” | 160 mm (Open)
Width:
5.85” | 148.7 mm
Length:
Depth:
1.13” | 28.9 mm
Display Size
3” | 77 mm
Resolution
256 x 192 px
Weight:
9.7 oz | .275 kg
Area:
Designer
Nintendo
Year
2004-2013

Drawings include:
Nintendo DS front elevation (open), front (closed), top, side

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SNES Controller

The SNES Controller, also called Super Nintendo Entertainment System controller, is a gamepad designed for SNES console and subscribers to Nintendo Switch Online. It succeeded the NES Controller. The SNES controller for Nintendo Switch is wireless, added two shoulder buttons, AB and XY, and is extremely sensitive for precise control.

Since the controller is plug and play, it requires no extra drivers, and perfect for playing retro games. The only drawback is that it works only with classic Nintendo titles. There are other versions like the 8Bitdo SF30 Pro Controller and 8Bitdo SN30 Pro Controller that you can pair with Windows, Mac, and Android systems.

The SNES Controller has an estimated height of 2.4” (61 mm), estimated width of 5.67” (144 mm), estimated depth of .6” (15 mm), and approximate weight of 2.8 oz (.08 kg).

Set of dimensioned elevation drawings of the SNES Controller measured with estimated height, width, and depth
The SNES Controller, also called Super Nintendo Entertainment System controller, is a gamepad designed for SNES console and subscribers to Nintendo Switch Online. It succeeded the NES Controller. The SNES controller for Nintendo Switch is wireless, added two shoulder buttons, AB and XY.

The SNES Controller has an estimated height of 2.4” (61 mm), estimated width of 5.67” (144 mm), estimated depth of .6” (15 mm), and approximate weight of 2.8 oz (.08 kg).

Set of dimensioned elevation drawings of the SNES Controller measured with estimated height, width, and depth
SNES Controller
Height:
2.4” | 61 mm (Estimated)
Width:
5.67” | 144 mm (Estimated)
Length:
Depth:
.6” | 15 mm (Estimated)
Weight:
2.8 oz | .08 kg (Estimated)
Area:
Designer
Nintendo
Released
1990

Drawings include:
SNES Controller front elevation, top, side

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Nintendo Switch
Dimensioned drawings of the Nintendo Switch Dock with height, width, and depth labeled in elevation

The Nintendo Switch is a video game console released by Nintendo on March of 2017.  Its design features a hybrid console that can be a home console or portable device. It is runs on the Nintendo Switch Operating system and is an eight-generation gaming console. Nintendo Switch games and software are available on both physical and digital forms. The Nintendo Switch incorporates three different gaming modes in 1 device – tv mode, tabletop mode, and handheld mode. Through the different modes of use Nintendo aimed for the Nintendo Switch to reach a wider demographic of video game players. The Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons are available in a wide range of colors.

The Nintendo Switch has a height of 4.01” (102 mm), width of 9.40” (239 mm), and total depth of 1.13” (28.7 mm). The Nintendo Switch Dock has a height of 4..09” (104 mm), width of 6.81” (173 mm), and depth of 2.12” (53.8 mm) resulting in a total docked height of 4.88" (124 mm).

Set of dimensioned elevation drawings of the Nintendo Switch measured with height, width, depth and screen resolution
The Nintendo Switch is a video game console released by Nintendo on March of 2017. Its design features a hybrid console that can be a home console or portable device. It is runs on the Nintendo Switch Operating system and is an eight-generation gaming console.

The Nintendo Switch has a height of 4.01” (102 mm), width of 9.40” (239 mm), and total depth of 1.13” (28.7 mm). The Nintendo Switch Dock has a height of 4..09” (104 mm), width of 6.81” (173 mm), and depth of 2.12” (53.8 mm) resulting in a total docked height of 4.88" (124 mm).

Set of dimensioned elevation drawings of the Nintendo Switch measured with height, width, depth and screen resolution
Nintendo Switch
Height:
4.01” | 102 mm
Width:
9.40” | 239 mm
Length:
Depth:
.547” | 13.9 mm; 1.13” | 28.7 mm (Total)
Resolution (Max)
1920 x 1080 px
Weight:
.88 lb | .4 kg
Area:

Screen Resolution: 1280 x 720 px
Screen Size: 6.2” | 15.7 cm

Dock Height: 4.09” | 104 mm
Dock Width: 6.81” | 173 mm
Dock Depth: 2.12” | 53.8 mm

Storage
Designer
Nintendo
Release
2017

Drawings include:
Nintendo Switch front elevation, top, side, front (dock), side (dock), top (dock)

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