Roughly translated, "Leave it to heaven."
A large gaming corporation, that is over 100 years old. In the past highly respected by all gamers, now sometimes ridiculed.
Falsly excused of making "kiddie games" or "kid only games," when the only child like games Nintendo produces are Pokemon and possibly Kirby.
The "kiddie game" rumor started in the early 90s when Sega advertised a commerical stating their version of Mortal Kombat featured blood as opposed to the SNES version. Sega stated, "that we may make games that Ninendo won't." When actually, Acclaim (I believe) didn't decide to add blood until they remade Mortal Kombat for the Sega Genesis.
Sony expanded on this rumor in 1996 to trick a large majority of the public. For someone reason the public believes everything that they hear on tv, instead of doing their own research.
"That's so 8-Bit"
"Know your roots"
"Enough with the bling, bling! I perfer old skool."
All of the above refer to the original Nintendo Entertainment System (NES).
by NmainiacX September 04, 2005
A video game company that used to make toys and other products. They make great games and they're my personal favorite company. Unfortunately, idiots hate Nintendo, because if a little kid can enjoy Mario or Zelda, that must mean Nintendo is kiddy, right? Well fuck you, Nintendo is awesome.
Idiot: Hi, I hate Nintendo because they're all kiddy and the are t3h suck!
Me: Shut the hell up. You go play your shitty ass Madden games while I enjoy a game of The Legend Of Zelda: A Link To The Past.
by LoganR93 July 05, 2011
A: The games company that created Mario, Donkey Kong, invented the Shoulder Button, D-Pad and bought the world pokémon...sadly. A games company who are often underestimated due to the idiocy of there central fanbase, and stereotyped due to the idiocy of rival fanbases.
The company are still making games today, and are often overlooked due to a different and refreshing approach. Although they are prefered by some gamers for there innovation, who's willingness to take risks instead of churning out numerous near identical updates to once successfull games (see:EA) is often overlooked by the now saturated games industry.
The fans of Nintendo are often critisized for there single viewed devotion to Nintendo, which is true of many of them, who, confused by the superiority of the N64 still can't see that even though they have been devoted fans of nintendo for the majority of there natural lives, that other games machines exist to, (see:sonyroolzfor this in reverse) and that nintendo are currently screwing there loyal fans by forcing them to buy Game Boys and other needless apparels just to play there most "Innovative" games.

B: A Japanese saying translating to "It's In The Hands Of The Gods Now"

1: Nintendo are 7h3 |~0><0|~5 because I wish it was still 1998.

2: Nintendo are crap because I am as single minded in my devotion to sony/x-box as I say their fans are to them.

3: Nintendo are a games company who are prefered by some people, and not by others.

4: Nintendo stole all there ideas for metroid from Halo, which I play online due to the Origonal Nintendo's modem setting precident back in 1986, whilst using my joypad the size of a housebrick which has analogue technology, shoulder buttons and a layout/colour scheme stolen from a 14 year old nintendo console.

5: Nintendo, Sony and X-box are part of the console wars, a futile war between people who can't quite grasp the concept that no company is 100% infallible and needing reconpence for there own failing existance.

1: Regardless of people arguing about pathetic little preferences, Nintendo.
by Eden06 March 18, 2005
A Japanese company that pulled videogaming out of the gutter in the mid 80's, with quality, innovative, original games. Had a virtual monopoly in the late 80s and early 90s. Has lost marketshare more recently to Sony and Microsoft due to a series of mistakes and a "kiddy" image, which is hard to shake. One mistake was deciding to use carts intstead of CDs with the n64, which made sense at the time (faster load times), but in hindsight, seems idiotic. Still popular with retro gamers, non-gamers, females, and younger gamers, although there really isn't much coming out on the GC at this point in time. Most of the developers have jumped ship, and Nintendo is focusing more on its handhelds. Nintendo still manages to turn a profit however due to cost effective hardware, unlike its competitors who see huge losses before any return.

-Consoles include the NES, SNES, N64, GC; handhelds: GB, VB, GBC, GBA, DS
-franchises: Metroid, Mario, Donkey Kong, Starfox; many franchises that are now on other consoles were originally Nintendo games- Perfect Dark, Final Fantasy, Castlevania, Metal Gear, etc
by afraud January 29, 2006
Nintendo is a video game company that has been around for about 107 or more years and started out as a card company with their "Hanafunda" cards in 1889. They managed to become Japan's biggest playing card company. In 1969-82, Nintendo began making toys then later on went into arcades. Druing this year range Shigeru Miyamoto joined Nintendo and made Radar Scope (Arcade) which wasn't as big a hit as his second game Donkey Kong. Donkey Kong was Nintendo's very first hit. Mario's first appearance was also in Donkey Kong only Mario was a Carpenter named Jumpman at the time. Nintendo also began making the Famicon (NES) in this time era. Then in the year range of 1983-1989 Nintendo nearly had complete control of the gaming industry with the Famicon (NES). 1990-1997, Sega enters the picture with the Genises (Mega Drive) and competition in the gaming industry begins to rise. Nintendo also released the SNES (super Famicon). Then later on in this era, Nintendo released the Nintendo 64, after Sony had the Playstation and Sega had the Saturn already released. In the 1998-2005 (And early 06') era, Nintendo went handheld with GB, then soon after GBC and GBP. Then Nintendo advanced their handhelds with GBA, and now with the Nintendo DS (Has nothing to do with GBA dispite it's playback with GBA cartridges) and Sony's competing PSP. Home console wise, Sony had the PS2, Sega had Dreamcast which didn't last for long, and Microsoft entered the picture with Xbox and Nintendo came out with the GameCube which was aimed at younger audiences to expand the gamer limit. Though the GameCube did have many Mature rated titles it was aimed mainly toward children and teens alike. Now Sony is currently in works on PS3 and Microsoft has already launched the Xbox360, while Nintendo will come in last with the Nintendo Revolution which will also be the cheapest of the Next Generation home consoles.

Other Nintendo notes: Nintendo attempted to make a Taxi and Love Hotel but failed. Nintendo also made a vaccum. Nintendo also invented most of the features we use today, such as: Shoulder buttons, rumble/vibration, wireless controller, D-pad, handheld playback, and many many more features. (Note: Do not give Nintendo credit for built in lights on the handhelds, for Sega was first to use this technology.
Fanboys must bash Nintendo out of jealousy huh?
by JSWP (A.K.A. Viper) January 02, 2006
Nintendo is a 100 year-old video game company that owns every time it makes a game. it has been very popular in the 1980's and just got more popular over the years. However, recently, it has come under fire from stupid ps3/Xbox fanboys who don't know what the hell a GOOD game is anymore. Nintendo CARES deeply about its fans, and uses mascots such as Mario, Kirby, and Link to captivate millions.

You: Um. No thanks... I'll just play Super Mario Galaxy.

PS3 Fanboy: But those games suck. a 5 year old could beat them!

You: FYI, Nintendo's been around even BEFORE your stupid little grill. And the XBOX is just some D-Level sex machine. The only company worthy of challenging Nintendo was SEGA, and they actually PUT UP A GOOD FIGHT!
by Hahli nuva May 06, 2010
Also known as: The Way of Heavenly Duty

A religion native to Japan. Characterized by iconic figures such as Mario, Samus, Link, etc. The main preacher of Nintendo is Shigeru Miyamoto, a.k.a. Kami-sama. Worshipers are frequently found using odd electronic devices (religious ritual?).

Hostile Opponents: Sony, Microsoft

Number of Followers: Millions
Nintendo "games": The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Super Mario Bros., Kirby, Pokemon, etc.
by L33t N1nj4 Boris May 31, 2006
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