The Japanese video game giant Nintendo recently announced that it is working on a museum project in Japan to present the many games and toys that have come out of its factories during its more than 130 years of existence.
This museum, which is not scheduled to open before 2023 or 2024, will be located a few kilometers from the center of Kyoto (western Japan), where Nintendo’s headquarters are located.
It will be installed on the site of a former factory where Nintendo notably made “hanafuda”, traditional Japanese playing cards, which were its core business when it was founded in 1889, long before launching into video games.
The museum, temporarily named “Nintendo Gallery”, according to a group statement, will showcase “the many products Nintendo has launched throughout its history,” a way to “share Nintendo’s product development history and philosophy. with the public “.
Nintendo took its first steps in video games in 1977 with the launch of the TV Game 15 and TV Game 6 home consoles, at the same time developing terminals and arcade games, such as Donkey Kong, released in 1981. Then it experienced a worldwide success with the Famicom console launched in Japan in 1983, and known abroad by the acronym NES (Nintendo Entertainment System).