10 Weird Things Nintendo Sold Before They Made Video Games

Nintendo didn’t always make video games. The company was formed in 1889, and before Mario, they tried to sell pretty well everything you can imagine. We’re talking goods and services that no sane man would ever link to video gaming. It would be impossible to list everything Nintendo has tried to sell because they’ve tried …

Gunpei Yokoi Reveals The Reason He Left Nintendo

Gunpei Yokoi Reveals The Reason He Left Nintendo While Game Boy creator Gunpei Yokoi very sadly died in a traffic accident in 1997, an old article by Yokoi written directly after leaving Nintendo in Bungeishunju was re-published. In it, he talks about how the Virtual Boy wasn’t the reason he left to form his own …

Game Boy Creator Explains Why He Left Nintendo 

Photo: (The Vanamo Online Game Museum) Gunpei Yokoi’s last major release at Nintendo was the Virtual Boy. It was a disaster, and there has long been speculation that it caused Yokoi to resign. In an article he wrote before his tragic death, Yokoi explained why he left the company. The Virtual Boy’s failure was not …