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Nintendo had filed a patent for a mobile gaming phone, though the concept was never used. The patent was filed on November 27, 2001, however it wasn't published until June 27, 2006.
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Nintendo's original headquarters are located in the territory of the Aizukotetsukai, one of Japan's oldest and most powerful Yakuza groups, and their hanafuda cards were primarily used in Yakuza-owned gambling dens.
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In 1988, the Ralston Cereal Company released a Nintendo based cereal called "Nintendo Cereal System." It had two different types of cereal in it, one based on Super Mario Bros, tasting fruity, and one based on the original Legend of Zelda, tasting like berry. It was discontinued a year later.
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Contributed by pkmngmr
On average, Nintendo has released a new console every 5-6 years.
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Nintendo started out as a card company under the name Nintendo Koppai. They made Hanafuda cards when they started becoming popular. This lasted from 1889-1928. Nintendo continues to manufacture cards with Nintendo themes on the Nintendo web site in Japan.
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Nintendo is the majority owner of the Major League Baseball team "the Seattle Mariners".
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Shigeru Miyamoto had little interest in videogames until the late 1970s, when he played Space Invaders. Up until that point, he had wanted to be a manga artist.
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Nintendo released one console to a Chinese-only market. It is called the iQue and is based on the Nintendo 64, though there is no physical console as it is completely contained in the controller. A total of 14 games exist for it which are downloaded from the iQue Games Depot directly to a 64 MB flash card which is connected to the controller via a cartridge.
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Each Nintendo console was developed under a code name, and Nintendo hides the consoles' code name as a 3-4 letter abbreviation on the game or console's box or cartridge. For Example, somewhere above the bar-code on Pikmin is the label "DOL P GPVP" DOL stands for Dolphin, the GameCube's Code name.

The code names and abbreviations are:
(NES) for the Nintendo Entertainment System (acronym).
(SNES) for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (acronym).
(DMG) Dot Matrix Game, code name of the Game Boy.
(NUS) Nintendo Ultra 64 (sixty-four), code name of the Nintendo 64.
(CGB) For the Game Boy Color, assumed to mean Color Game Boy.
(AGB) Atlantis, code name of the Game Boy Advance (Atlantis/Advance Game Boy).
(DOL) Dolphin, code name of the Nintendo GameCube.
(NTR) Nitro, code name of the Nintendo DS.
(RVL) Revolution, code name of the Nintendo Wii.
(CTR) For the 3DS, the Codename of the 3DS is still unknown.
(WUP) For the Wii U which may simply stand for 'Wii U Project', though its code name was Cafe.
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Contributed by Newt
Kazumi Totaka, a sound designer for Nintendo, is known for inserting his song, Totaka's Song, into many of the games he has worked on.
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Contributed by Berry
In the 1960's, Nintendo opened a "Love Hotel", which is a type of short stay hotel operated primarily for the purpose of allowing couples privacy for sexual activities.
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Contributed by DidYouKnowGaming
Hal Laboratory, Inc. (A subsidiary of Nintendo, creators of Kirby and Super Smash Bros) named themselves "HAL" because each letter in "HAL" is one place ahead of each letter in "IBM", as if to say HAL were one step ahead.
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