To many of us, it seems like Nintendo has been in business forever. While this is an exaggeration of course, the truth is that Nintendo has been around for a long time—128 years, to be exact. On this day in 1889, Nintendo opened its doors as a playing card company. It wasn't until the 1960s and '70s that Nintendo started experimenting with arcade games, planting the seeds to grow into the video game giant it is today.
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