A once respectable gaming console company in the mid-80's to early 90's... It has now fallen to a shameful level of using desperate capitalist measures, including cheaply made merchandise (eg: Pokemon), and releasing games that are high in graphic and low in storyline/maturity.

It's mascot is Mario, a stereotype Italian who fights enemies often named after racial slurs for Italians. (eg: goombas)

The oldschool Nintendo generation has grown up, and it's fanbase now consists of fanboys whom are too young to ploy their parents into buying a Playstation 2 (PS2) with GTA3, or a high end computer capable of playing Battlefield 1942 or even Quake.
Nintendork: "Wow, Metroid Prime with it's cheesy alien-zapping HalfLife ripoff game play and tedious backtracking is awesome! And it's the long awaited sequal to a l33t game that was a hit before I was even born! This is obviously the best game ever made!
Common Sense Gamer: Shut the hell up and pick up a copy of Starcraft or Battlefield 1942 if you want good gaming.
by hatred May 16, 2003
To urinate. A reference to the fact that Nintendo have named their latest games console the Wii (pronounced Wee) which in most English speaking cultures mean to urinate.
"I'm off to have a quick Nintendo"

"Do you need to to do a Nintendo or a number 2?"

"I'm desperate for a Nintendo"
by Louis Berk January 10, 2007
nintendo used to be " the shit ". with games such as Duck Hunt and Super Mario. Nintendo was replaced with crap such as X BOX and PS1 and PS2.
Get the hell off your nintendo and go make some friends!
by BETTY CROCKER June 27, 2006
a gaming company whose most relatable aspect is its similarity to "the heifer that never learned."
The cow that doesn't seem to get the concept of Electric fence, and no matter how many times it walks smack into it, never understands that that shock came as a direct result of the fence.
donate to the "teach nintendo to advertise" fund.
by Link the Wolf June 05, 2005
means "i dont understand" in spanish but mainly created for latino gamers. used when u dont understand someone's trash talking when playing online. this is for latinos not other races(like white people)
Jorge- "dude last night i was kicking this german guys ass on COD4 and he started talking shit. i didnt nintendo him through the whole game."
by your can of whoop ass August 29, 2008
Simply slang for marijuana or "weed", originating from the fairly new Nintendo Wii Console and its remarkable similar pronunciation to "Weed" if stretched out.
Hence the phrases "Buy Some Nintendo", "Smoke Some 'Tendo", "Play Some Wii".
Substitute "Best Buy", "Circuit City", or some other electronics store for your dealer, and "games" for grams and you're in.
"Hey man, wanna go to Best Buy and get a Wii?"
"How much Nintendo you wanna play?"
"I don't know, 2 or 3 games should be enough."
by TFE October 22, 2007
A game company that used to be amazing, but now suck because of their cause to make games for casual gamers. They basically screwed over the hardcore gamers.
Nintendo used to be great. Now they suck. :(
by Batdude247 June 02, 2009
This company started out with the best stuff. the NES, and then the SNES, were among the best. However, since the competition from companies such as Sony and Microsoft, they have not been faring so well.
At the turn of the 2nd generation of videogaming, it was seen that games were converting from cartridges to dics, and that the dataspace available would be remarkably higher in comparison to the previous generation. With this came potential for extremely advanced graphics (compared to the 8bit days of yore) online capabilities, more advanced gameplay, and not to mention longer games. But...
Nintendo came in "last place" in the second generation console war for a few reasons: The concept of more realistic graphics appealed to many and was a new hype, and Nintendo's Gamecube did not have the capacity to play games with this level, nor did its discs. Its controller was also a turn off to the crowds, and the more dynamic controllers of the Xbox and the PS2 won over. Also, the revolutionary online techniques and community of Mircosoft was not to be outdone by anybody, and the Nintendo lost even more ground.
Nintendo also had another problem, aside from hardware issues. It's games. The concepts of the games were immediately aged, and Mario, Zelda, Kirby, and the like were all covered with a layer of dust. Brand new series and game makers were sucked in to the advanced systems and made most of the successful market of games. Games such as the Halo series, Devil May Cry, Metal Gear Solid, Jax & Daxter, and many more were a new sight for everybody. The old games were not able to shine because most people were thinking "been there done that" and Nintendo's newer versions of previous titles were left in the dust. Then they had a second shot in the 3rd generation...
The Nintendo Wii was the cheapest system at launch and had brought back an old trick-motion sensing. Althought thie was originally developed by Sony, Nintendo claimed it was revolutionary. This worked for several reasons: Most of the gaming market is made up of minors, (under 18), and most had not heard of the old controller from Pelican for the PS1. As for those who did know, you could say that nobody bothered with a publicly announced lawsuit (up till December 2006, as that was when this review was written). Now once again, the concept of gaming graphics displayed in 1080p (the best for the 3rd gen on PS3), many people dreamt of that quality of gaming. However, Nintendo was (once again) not concerned with graphics. Their motion sensing controller appealed more to kids who didn't care about HD, and it was artificially "new". there was also another reason it succeeded at the start: it's price. With the cost of the Wii starting at around $250, it was by far the cheapest console, with the twist of a motion sensing controller. However...
The PS3 was the most saught after, seeing as people lined up for up to a week to get it, and all sold out almost immdetiately. The Xbox 360 had come out a year before and had a headstart, but the Wii was hot on it's heals. However, this is mostly because of the controller concepts and low cost. It's not all fun and games for the Wii buyers. Their controller relied mostly upon motion sensing, and had very few buttons. this was great for things such as sword fighting, bowling, and other stationary activities, but it greatly limited the rest of the functions. FPS, RPG and some other genres that involved platforming were restricted and were extremely hard to incorperate with the Wii controller. It also limited those who did not want to have to rely on physical accuracy to beat games or even play them.
Nintendo will have to improve their graphics, get new games, improve their game quantities, get a legit online community, and make a dynamic controller to win the 4th gen...if they can.
Nintendo was doing great until graphics and game content became an issue
by Slatte December 14, 2006

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