2004: Sonic Battle for the Game Boy Advance is released on the Game Boy Advance in the United States.
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.
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.
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: 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).
1988:Dragon Quest III, known as Dragon Warrior III in western territories, was released in Japan for the Famicom. The game would go on to become the most successful game in the series to be released on the console.
1997:Mario Kart 64 was released in North America for the Nintendo 64. The game was the second in the series and would become the second best selling game on the console.
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.
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.
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.
1990: Crystalis, a Famicom RPG, is released in Japan.
1992: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is released on the SNES in America. The game, usually considered the best top down Zelda title, was the third in the series and introduced the dark and light word mechanic to the series.
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.
2008: Brett Favre revealed on David Letterman that he is cover athlete of Madden NFL 09 for the Wii.
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.
1991: SimCity is released on the Super Famicom in Japan.
1999: The original Super Smash Bros. is released on the Nintendo 64 in America. The game included the characters Mario, Donkey Kong, Link, Samus Aran, Yoshi, Kirby, Fox McCloud, Pikachu, Luigi, Jigglypuff, Captain Falcon, and Ness.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2013: Pikmin 3 is released on the Wii U in North America
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.
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.
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.
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.
1985: Famicom Robot compatible Gyromite is released in Japan.
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.
2007: Rhythm Tengoku is remade for arcades. SEGA, who was impressed with the Nintendo developed GBA title, approached Nintendo with the hopes that they would be granted the chance to develop the arcade game, and were glad to see that they were.