Here are a few of the more interesting Nintendo facts and important dates in Nintendo history I was able to dig up. As always, I will be adding more and updating these periodically as I find new stuff. Be sure to check back regularly.

Nintendo Facts, History and Statistics

As a child growing up in the 80’s, Nintendo played a very big role in my youth. Super Mario Bros, Zelda, Metroid, RBI Baseball, Contra, Castlevania were just a few of a long line of endless 8bit adventures we were challenged by our friends to conquer. Nintendo has evolved some since the days of the original Nintendo Entertainment System, but they continue to entertain children and adults alike with creative and challenging games that are just a bit more sophisticated than those we fondly remember.

So just how big has Nintendo become after all these years? and how much do you really know about this Japanese powerhouse company? Let’s find out…

Nintendo Facts

  • Nintendo Website:
  • Nintendo Founder: Fusajiro Yamuchi
  • Nintendo Headquarters: Kyoto, Japan
  • Nintendo President: Shuntaro Furukawa

Nintendo History

Nintendo Consoles:

Nintendo Statistics

Total number of Nintendo gaming devices sold all time: 727.65 million

Last updated 8/12/18

Total number of Nintendo consoles sold all time: 300 million

Last updated 8/12/18

Total number of Nintendo handheld devices sold all time: 427.11 million

Last updated 8/12/18

Nintendo revenue (annual):

Total Nintendo mobile game revenue to date: $913 million

Last updated 10/3/19

Nintendo mobile game revenue for 2018: $348 million

Number of Nintendo employees: 5,120

Last updated 4/1/15

Nintendo’s most sold console of all time: Nintendo DS (154.9 million consoles sold)

Last updated  12/21/19

Percentage of Nintendo sales that are outside Japan: 70%

Last updated 4/1/15

Amount Nintendo spent on research & development in FY 2015: $527 million

Nintendo’s estimated value: $37 billion

Last updated 10/20/16

Number of NES Classic Edition’s sold in November 2016: 196,000

Total number of NES Classic sales: 1.5 million

Last updated 2/2/17

Total number of Super NES Classic Edition sales in FY 2018: 5.28 million

Nintendo Games

Here is our enormous collection of Nintendo games and detailed information on each As always, new games are added to this collection regularly.

Click on a game listing below to find out much more about it.