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January

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  • 1992: Metroid II: Return of Samus released on the Game Boy in Japan.
  • 2007: Nintendo announces that it has boosted production of their popular Nintendo DS and DS Lite from 2.2 million per month to 2.5 million. They also confirmed how successful their Wii console is.



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  • 2004: Sonic Battle for the Game Boy Advance is released on the Game Boy Advance in the United States.



January 5th
  • 1985: Nintendo announces at the Winter CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, that they plan to release their popular Family Computer (Famicom) in America under the name of Nintendo Entertainment System. The console went on to sell millions thanks to various video games and accessories.



January 6th
  • 2002: Fox broadcasts an episode of Futurama that features a segment where Fry asks the "what if?" machine "what if life were more like a video game". Multiple Nintendo references were made.
  • 2004: Sonic Heroes released on the GameCube in the United States.
  • 2006: Metroid Prime Pinball released on the Nintendo DS in Japan.
  • 2008: ActionLoop is released in Europe for the Nintendo DS. In North America the game is known as Magnetica.



January 7th
  • 2003: Nintendo announces the Game Boy Advance SP. It is not uncommon for Nintendo to reveal redesigns of their handhelds during the month of January.
  • 2007: Nintendo releases Zelda II: The Adventure of Link on the Japanese Virtual Console.



January 8th
  • 1993: At the Winter CES show of 1993, Jeff Hansen reclaims his position as the World Nintendo Champion as he defeats Yuichi Suyama.
  • 2007: Dungeon Explorer and Gradius released on the American Virtual Console.
  • 2008: Harvery Birdman: Attorney at Law and Sonic: Zero Gravity are both released on the Wii console.



January 9th
  • 1992: Nintendo of America lowers the price of both the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and the Game Boy.
  • 2003: Capcom releases remakes of both Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3: Nemesis on the GameCube for $39.99 each.
  • 2006: Electroplankton released on the Nintendo DS in America exclusively through Nintendo's online site.



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Nothing particularly notable occurred on this day in Nintendo's history according to our records. If you beg to differ, then please edit this page.



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  • 1987: Zelda II: The Adventure of Link is released on the Famicom in Japan. The game is noted for dramatically changing the tried and true formula that the series' original was so popular for. Every game following this one returned to the style of the original.
  • 2008: Kidz Sports Ice Hockey was released in North America for the Wii.



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  • 2008: Disney announces a new program for their Walt Disney World parks that gives people who bring their Nintendo DS with them the chance to have a virtual tour of each of the four parks (Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney Hollywood Studios, and Disney's Animal Kingdom).



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  • 1999: The original Mario Party is released in North America on the Nintendo 64. The series would continue on to spawn various sequels across all future Nintendo platforms.
  • 2008: No More Heroes' in Canada for the Wii.



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  • 2005: Nintendo DS launches in Australia and New Zealand.



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  • 2005: Pokémon Dash, one of Nintendo's earliest efforts for the DS, is released in America.
  • 2006: Shigeru Miyamoto and Michel Ancel are knighted by the French Minister of Culture and Communication.
  • 2007: Disney releases a hit with Spectrobes on the DS in America.



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  • 2007: Sonic and the Secret Rings, the first Sonic game for Wii and the first of the Sonic Storybook series, is released in Japan. The game takes Sonic through an Arabian Nights inspired story.
  • 2010: The Nintendo DSi XL is released in Australia.



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  • 2003: The Game Boy Advance SP launches in Europe and Australia. While not the final Game Boy model, it was the last successful one, as the DS replaced the brand and the Game Boy Micro was basically a failure.
  • 2003: NHL 2K3 was released in Europe for the GameCube.
  • 2006: The Super Mario Bros. Super Show Volume 1 DVD is released in the US.
  • 2008: The ultra violent and controversial Manhunt 2 is released in Europe, and banned in the United Kingdom.
  • 2010: The Nintendo DSi XL is released in North America, the last of the major territories that the handheld was released in. It is launched alongside WarioWare D.I.Y.

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  • 1998: Grasshopper Manufacture is founded. They would go on to create such hits as Killer7, No More Heroes and Contact for the GameCube, Wii, and Nintendo DS, respectively.
  • 2006: The previously mentioned company creates Contact for the DS in Japan. Whether or not they released the game on their anniversary deliberately is unknown.
  • 2007: Eledees (Elebits in America) and Heatseeker were released in Europe for the Wii.
  • 2017: Mario Sports Superstars was released in Japan for Nitendo 3DS.



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April

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  • 1994: Final Fantasy VI, one of the most critically acclaimed video games of all time, is released in Japan on the Super Famicom.
  • 2009: The Nintendo DSi is released in Australia.



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  • 1975: Nintendo competitor Microsoft is founded.



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  • 1994: NHL '94 was released in Japan for the SNES.
  • 2004: Metroid: Zero Mission, a fantastic entry for the GBA that is considered the best game for the handheld by Nintendo Power, is released in Europe.
  • 2008: Baroque is released on the Wii in America.



April 9th
  • 1985: Soccer is released in Japan for the Famicom.
  • 1998: Yoshi's Story, the successor to Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, is released in Europe on the Nintendo 64. It is met to commercial success, though critics' reactions were questionable.
  • 2001: Dr. Mario 64 is released in the US. Critics didn't respond kindly to the game, and it would take many years until Nintendo would return to the franchise.
  • 2007: The popular and successful Super Paper Mario is released for the Wii in the United States. Of the first three in the series, Super Paper Mario sold the most.



April 10th
  • 2006: The unique pinball game Odama is released in the United States. Critics reactions towards it were varied, though the game did include a GameCube microphone which was previously included in Mario Party 6.



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  • 1999: Pokémon Pinball is released on the Game Boy Color in Japan.
  • 2001: The first game in the Animal Crossing series is released in Japan for the Nintendo 64 named Animal Forest. Very few outside of Japan know of the game.



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  • 1997: The long awaited sequel to Star Fox, Star Fox 64, is released in Japan for the Nintendo 64. The gameplay and graphics were improved, and it also introduced four player battles. The regular gang of characters including Fox, Falco, Peppy and Slippy appeared as the game's main characters once more.



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  • 1995: Satellaview debuted on the Super Famicom in Japan.



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  • 2006: LostMagic released on the Nintendo DS in America.
  • 2008: Wii Fit released in Europe for the Wii. The game debuts number one in its first week but mysteriously isn't present in the top 40 the following week. It was later revealed that this was due to the game completely selling out across the entire continent in the first week, and Nintendo hadn't been able to restock fast enough.



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  • 1997: Wave Race 64 is released in Europe for the Nintendo 64.
  • 2004: The sequel to Pikmin, Pikmin 2, is released in Japan for the GameCube. It expanded the amount of treasures you could collect from 30 to 201 and featured a new multiplayer mode.
  • 2015: Xenoblade Chronicles X was released in Japan.

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  • 2008: Iron Man is released in America for the Wii and Nintendo DS. It is based off of the move of the same name and was critically panned.



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  • 2009: Punch-Out!! for Wii is released in America. It was the first time a new entry in the series has been released in years and was headed by Next Level Games, the Canadian team behind the Mario Strikers series.



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  • 1992: Metroid II: Return of Samus is released for the Game Boy in Europe. The game was the first game in the series to appear on a handheld.
  • 2003: WarioWare is released for the Game Boy Advance in America. It introduced to the world fast paced microgames that starred none other than Wario, which gave him a distinct identity beyond just being the evil counterpart of Mario.
  • 2007: Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest is released on the Virtual Console in the USA.



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  • 2008: Donkey Kong Country is released on the Virtual Console in Korea.
  • 2009: The Munchables is released on the Wii in America. It's described by people as a mixture of Pac-Man and Katamari, and is surprisingly or not made by Namco Bandai - the owner of both franchises.



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  • 1982: Donkey Kong is released as a Game & Watch video game in America.
  • 1990: Nintendo sues Lewis Galoob Toys for their Game Genie device for Game Boy.
  • 1993: Star Wing (better known as Star Fox) is released in Europe for the SNES.
  • 2005: Donkey Konga 2 is released in Europe.
  • 2008: Lego Indiana Jones is released in America for the Wii and Nintendo DS.



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  • 1980: Game & Watch video game Flagman is released in America and Japan.
  • 2006: Magnetica is released in America for the Nintendo DS.



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  • 2005: Pokémon Emerald is released on the Game Boy Advance in Europe. The mascot of the game was Rayquaza.



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  • 2007: F-Zero X is released for the virtual console in Europe.
  • 2011: Qix is released for the virtual console in Japan.



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  • 2008: Space Invaders Extreme is released in America for the Nintendo DS. It was released to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the series which occurred in 2008. The game became so popular both commercially and critically that Square Enix and Taito decided to create a sequel.



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  • 1981: Game & Watch video game Parachute is released in America.
  • 1992: Treasure Co. Ltd, creators of some of the most classic games including Nintendo published titles Sin & Punishment, its sequel and Wario Word, among copious other titles such as Gunstar Heroes and Astro Boy: Omega Factor, are founded.
  • 1992: NES Open Tournament Golf is released in Europe for the NES.
  • 1997: Banjo Kazooie is revealed by Nintendo at E3 1997.
  • 2007: Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition is released in America. Manhunt 2 is rated AO by the ESRB and Rockstar is forced to go in and delete some content.
  • 2008: Mario Super Sluggers is released in Japan for the Wii.



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  • 2005: Former Nintnedo president Hiroshi Yamauchi leaves Nintendo after becoming a member of the board due to old age. He retained %10 of Nintendo's stock, and when the Wii and Nintendo DS became so successful he became the third richest man in Japan because of it at almost $8 billion.
  • 2007: Final Fantasy VI for the Game Boy Advance is released in Europe.



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July 10th
  • 1980: Vermin, an early Game & Watch video game, is released.
  • 2008: The Legendary Starfy is released in Japan on the Nintendo DS. It is the fifth game in the Legendary Starfy series.
  • 2009: The Conduit is released on the Wii in Europe.
  • 2010: Phantom Ruler: Zoroark, the 13th Pokémon movie, is released in theaters in Japan.



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  • 1990: The Final Fantasy series is introduced to the United States with the release of Final Fantasy on the Nintendo Entertainment System.
  • 2002: SSX Tricky is released on the GameCube in Europe.



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  • 2008: The Wii video game Boom Blox is released in Japan.



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July 19th
  • 1991: Final Fantasy IV is released in Japan on the Super Famicom.
  • 2001: Texas based developer Retro Studios and Nintendo announce that their game Raven Blade for the GameCube has been cancelled in order for the developer to focus exclusively on Metroid Prime.
  • 2002: Super Mario Sunshine is released in Japan on the GameCube.
  • 2005: Nanostray is released in America for the Nintendo DS by Namco.
  • 2007: Mario Party 8 is released on the Wii in Australia.



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  • 1980: Fire, a Game & Watch video game, is released.
  • 1984: The video game Boxing is released in Japan as a Game & Watch game.
  • 1989: The Game Boy is released in the United States.
  • 1995: Kirby Super Star is released in Japan for the Super Famicom.
  • 1999: The New Tetris is released in America for the Nintendo 64.
  • 2008: Speed Racer is released in Europe for the Wii, while Japan gets Rhythm Heaven and Fatal Frame IV for the Nintendo DS and Wii, respectively.




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  • 1981: Popeye, a Wide Screen Game & Watch game, is released.
  • 1995: Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island is released on the Super Famicom in Japan. The game is often considered one of the last great gems on the system and certainly one of the best platformers of all time.
  • 2004: Densetsu no Starfy 3 is released in Japan for the Game Boy Advance.



August 6th
  • 1986: Metroid is released on the Famicom Disk System in Japan.
  • 1993: Secret of Mana is released on the Super Famicom in Japan.



August 7th
  • 2007: Boogie, an Electronic Arts Wii game, is released in America.
  • 2008: Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon, a Nintendo DS remake of the original Fire Emblem game, is released in Japan.



August 8th
  • 2003: Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles is released in Japan for the GameCube. It is one of the first titles by Square and Enix (now Square Enix) since their departure from Nintendo during the Nintendo 64 era.
  • 2005: Nintendo DS game Jump Super Stars is released in Japan and is an instant phenomenon.



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  • 1997: Tetrisphere is released on the Nintendo 64 in America.
  • 2000: Paper Mario is released on the Nintendo 64 in Japan. The game is considered the spiritual successor to Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars on the SNES.



August 12th
  • 1988: Famicom Wars is released in Japan for the Famicom. It is the first game in the Nintendo Wars series.
  • 2008: Madden NFL 09 is released in America for various platforms.
  • 2009: Flipnote Studio is released in America for DSiWare for free. With the application, which was created by Super Mario Galaxy developer Nintendo EAD Tokyo, you can create animated movies using the touch screen and the mic of the Nintendo DSi and share them with the world.



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  • 1987: Metroid is released in America while Duck Hunt is released in Europe, both for the Nintendo Entertainment System.
  • 1991: Ninja Gaiden, a Tecmo classic, is released on the NES in Europe.
  • 2005: N-Space developed, Nintendo published GameCube game Geist is released in America. The game, which was hyped among the press, was considered a mediocre video game.
  • 2008: Madden NFL 09 is released in Europe on various platforms. As expected, the game hardly does well when compared to sales in America. My Aquarium is also released on this day in Europe for WiiWare.



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  • 1999: Super Mario Bros. Deluxe for the Game Boy Color is released. The game is a remake of Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels with various extras found within.




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  • 1946: Minoru Arakawa, the first president of Nintendo of America, is born.
  • 1996: The Game Boy Pocket is released in Japan.
  • 2009: Little King's Story for the Wii is released in Japan. To promote the game they held a contest in conjunction with Burger King that rewarded whoever one hundreds of burgers and bananas.



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