Who knew that hand cards would turn into a multi-billion dollar organization? So Fusajiro Yamauchi started Nintendo Koppai on September 23, 1889. The company started out making hand cards and was mostly distributed in Japan. The company had many successors who took over the company after its founding. Some of the keys things that Nintendo did was to obtain the rights to put Disney characters on playing cards. Another key aspect of the companies success was to get a U.S. distribution deal for the companies hand cards. At one point the company had a major influx of cash and spent a great deal and several ventures that had nothing to do with hand cards or gaming. But the company struck gold again with toy manufacturing. Well enjoy reading the History of Nintendo. Click the link.