Nintendo Company, Ltd.
Nintendo Company, Ltd. was created in 1889, as a producer of playing cards. In the 20th century, they became a video game company, and their first big console was the Nintendo Entertainment System. It became a huge success in Japan and the USA, and was later released all over the world.
With their well known games featuring the characters Mario from the Super Mario Bros. series, Link from Legend of Zelda series, and Samus Aran from the Metroid series, Nintendo became a household name, and the biggest video game company of its age. Another game that was first released on the NES was the original Final Fantasy game, by a little company known as Squaresoft which became another success, along with the cult-followed Chrono series.