Originally developed in Japan as the Famicom Nintendo video games in the united states started off in 1989. After the debut of other gaming systems such at the Commodore 64, and the Atari, the popularity of the gaming system almost sunk because of horrible game designs and terrible graphics.
Nintendo launched their gaming system in the United States, nicked named the NES. The NES was almost and instant hit with every system coming with Super Mario Brothers and one to 2 controllers. They produced great leading games that every child in america wanted such as Zelda, Metroid, and Bionic Commando.
They dominated the United States video game market for over 10 years and buried most of the competition. The company has become the number one rated family gaming system.