Nintendo was founded more than 130 years ago as a toy manufacturer in Kyoto, Japan, and is above all known for its pioneering spirit, for which they are very proud. Nintendo helped the video game market to grow, and continue to make a distinctive mark on it with surprising and innovative products. Consoles such as NES, Game Boy, Wii, Nintendo DS, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Switch are constantly setting new industry standards.
A wholly-owned subsidiary of Nintendo Co., Ltd., Nintendo of Europe (based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany) was established in 1990 and handles Nintendo's operations in Europe. As a company, Nintendo operate on an international scale with locations in the UK, France, Italy, Germany and Spain, among others.