This page consists of Nintendo-related events that occurred in 1983.
According to Nintendo, total video game sales for 1983 are $3.2 billion USD. 1
Mario Bros., the Game & Watch version, is released, introducing the character of Luigi.
Mario Bros. is released as a one or two player arcade game.
The Gunpei Yokoi developed puzzle game Crossover is released. It is among the last major non-electronic toys Nintendo ever released.
September 17 - Saturday Supercade, which featured cartoons based on the Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong Jr. Video games,and premiering on CBS.
15 July: Nintendo releases the Family Computer console in Japan. Shortly after its release, complaints begin to surface about rampant system instability, prompting Nintendo to issue a product recall and to rerelease the machine with a new motherboard.
MCA Universal files suit against Nintendo, claiming that the latter company's video arcade hit Donkey Kong violated Universal's copyright on King Kong. After a brief trial, the judge determined that the rights to the original Kong had passed into the public domain. The case was dismissed, and MCA Universal paid $1.8 million USD in damages to Nintendo.