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NintendosRevolution

MaggieLeisure
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Nintendo,acompanywhocreatedtheentiretyofvideogameculture,isalsotheheartof
manychildrenschildhood.Whatledmetowanttodothisprojectwasmyloveofvideogames
andhowNintendohasbeenahugepartofmychildhood.Istartedresearchingbylookingatthe
timelineofNintendoandhowitallbegan.Thismademerealizehowmanysteps,processes,
exchanges,andencountersthiscompanywentthroughtobecomethebilliondollarcompany
theyaretoday.
Myfirstpriorityinmyresearchwasbackgroundresearch.Iwatchedlotsofinterviews
withtheCEOsofNintendoandlearnedalot.Inspiredbytheresearch,Imovedalongto
websites,books,andpictures.Thesesecondarysourceshelpedmealottounderstandthe
exactstepsthecompanywentthroughandalsoabouteachconsoleorhandheldtheyhad
created.Ialsocollectedresearchfromprimarysources.Suchasacollectionofpicturesofeach
oneofNintendosconsoles,IfoundinformationfromNintendoswebsiteabouttheirpast
creations,statisticsofNintendoscashrevenueandunitssold,andfinallyacommercialmade
byNintendofortheirnewestgameaccessory,Amiibos.Also,withmysocialstudiesclasswe
visitedacollegelibraryinourowntown.ThereIlookedthroughtheirverybroadcollectionof
bookstofindmytopicandalsosearchedontheirdatabasestofindmeevenmoreinformation
formyresearch.
Afterallmyresearchhadbeencollected,IdecidedthebestwaytoshareNintendos
storywasthroughawebsite.Withthewebsite,Icouldaddoneononeinterviews,adddetailed
picturesforvisualrepresentation,whilehaving1200wordstoshareallofmyinformationIhad
found.Tostartbuildingmywebsite,Ibeganwithselectingatemplatethatcouldexpressmy
informationthebest.Ithenmadethehomepagebeasappealingaspossibleincludingmy
thesisstatementandpictures.IalsohaveselectedanaudioclipfromNintendosSuperMario
Brosvideogamethatisveryappealingtotheears.

ThisprojectfitsthethemeofNationalHistoryDaythisyearverywellforthereasonthat
whenNintendowasbecomingahugecompanytheymadelotsofencounterswithotherpeople
andothercompaniestotrytomaketheirproductsbetterandtheircustomershappier.Also,the
companyexchangedideasnumeroustimesandthatispartlywhatmadethemsosuccessful
includingthattheyallowedpeopletomakegamesfortheirconsolesandexchangetheirideas
toimproveproducts.Nintendohashelpedmaximizecreativityinlotsofchildrenandevenadults
since1889.Sincethentheyhaveimprovedtheirgameandconsolequalityandmadevideo
gamingevenbetter.Allinall,Nintendoisapartofhistoryandculturethatwecanneverforget.


WorksCited
By:MaggieLeisure

PrimarySources:
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<https://youtu.be/BDaNgqnL70>
ThisvideobyCNNtalksabouttheglobaloutreachoftheRevolutionproject
(Wii)andtheimpactthishadonallvideogamesandmarketsafterthereleaseoftheWii.
ThisprimarysourcemademeawareofwhatmadetheWiisosuccessful,liketheir
motiondetectivecontrollerswhichthepublicloved.

Eves,Christopher.StatisticBrain.StatisticBrain.SethHarden,20Sept.2015.Web.07Jan.
2016.<http://www.statisticbrain.com/nintendocompanystatistics/>
ThisdatabyChristopherEvesincludesunitssoldbyeachconsoleandhandheld,
theamountofrevenuefrom20102015,andtheamountofNintendogamesales.This
primarysourcehelpedmerealizejusthowmuchofsuccessNintendowaswiththeirsales
andthedifferencebetweensuccessfulandunsuccessfuldevices.

Moshizuki,Takashi.NintendoPresidentSatoruIwataDiesofCancer.
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ThisarticledescribedIwatasroleinthecompanyastheirpresidentforquitea
whileandpicturesfromIwataslife.Thiswashelpfulforthereasonthatthepicture
helpedmevisualizethecompanyandhowtheCEOsoftenhelpedthemsucceed.

|NintendoCustomerService|OtherSystems.|NintendoCustomerService|Other
Systems.N.p.,n.d.Web.27Jan.2016.
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Thissource,aprimarysource,gavemegreatinformationabouteachoneof
Nintendosconsolesandhandheldsandhowtorepaireachoneofthemfromthe
companythemselves.ItalsoincludesanarticleaboutPikachusystems,andwhatthey
were.ThiswebsitetaughtmehowNintendohelpeditssuccessbycaringforthe
customersandgivingthemgoodcustomerservice.

(1995)NintendoVirtualBoyCommercial
.
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faileddevice.ThisprimarysourcewillhelpmeforthereasonthatIamusingittohelp
furtherexplainTheVirtualBoyandthehypebehindit.Thisvideoalsotaughtmehowto
helpotherpeoplebettervisualizeconsolesorideasbyusingvideos.

User:EvanAmos.
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Thiswebsiteonwikipediacommonsincludesover50picturesofnotonlymany
NintendoconsolesanddevicesbutalsoconsolesfromSegaandSony.Thisprimary
sourceishelpfulbecausethesepicturesareverydetailedandhighresolution,andwillbe
usedinmytimelinetorepresentwheneachdevicewasreleased.

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BoogieHeights.
SuperMarioBros.ThemeSingle
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.Web.12Feb.

2016.
ThissongbyBoogieHeightsistheSuperMarioBrosthemesongandisalargely
knownsongthatmostpeoplerecognizewhenfirstheard.Iamusingthissongformy
homepagebecausethatisaveryrecognizedsongandisahugepartofmanyyoung
adultschildhoods.Thissecondarysourcemademeawarehowmanydifferentareasthe
company,Nintendo,makestheirproductsattractivesuchasgreat,catchysongs.

Boyer,Steven.AVirtualFailure:EvaluatingtheSuccessofNintendosVirtualBoy.:The
VelvetLightTrap:Vol,No.UniversityofTexasPress,2009.Web.23Jan.2016.
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ThisjournalarticlehasinformationaboutthefailureofTheVirtualBoy,whyit
wasafailure,andwhatthisfailureleduptoinfutureyearsforNintendo,whichwas
difficultinformationtofindoutabout.Thissecondhandsourcetaughtmethattherewas
notalotoftalkaboutthisdevicebecauseNintendowantedtokeepitonthedownunder.
Alsohowcompaniescaneasilyignoretheirfailuresandjustmakesurethenextdevice
doesntrepeatit,


E32005E3ElectronicsEntertainmentExpoWikiGuideIGN.
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Thiswebsiteprovidesinformationthatwasdifficulttofindatunupdatedsources.
ThisinformationincludesarticlesaboutNintendosrevealofTheRevolutionconsole
whichisnowreferredtoastheNintendoWii.Thissecondarysourcehelpedme
understandhowNintendomadetheirproductsbecomepopular,andhowtheytriedto
revealtheirproductstogetthemosthype.ThiswebsiteismadebyIGN,asecondhand
source,whichprovidesinformationaboutlotsofdifferentmediatopicstomanyvarieties
ofplaces.

Firestone,Mary,andIncNintendoofAmerica.Nintendo:TheCompanyAndItsFounders.
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2015.
ThisbookaboutthecreationofNintendoincludeshowthecompanystartedtheir
industryinJapan,whichisadifficulttopictofindinformationabout,alsoitshares
informationabouthowtheybecamesuccessfulworldwide.Thissecondarysource,taught
metheprocessandthelotsofhoopsNintendohadtojumpthroughtogetwheretheyare
today.Also,howtheydealtwitheachoneofthoseobstaclesandhowitmadethema
bettercompany.

GameandWatchNintendoConsoles:AHistoryinPictures.TheTelegraph.Telegraph
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lesahistoryinpictures.html?frame=2414464>
Thiscollectionofpicturesby
TheTelegraph
istwelvepicturesofeachoneofthe
consolesNintendohasreleased.Thissecondarysourcealsocontainedmanyprimary
sourcessuchasALAMY,astockphotocompany.Fromlookingatthesepictures,I
noticedhowdetailedandappealingNintendomakeseachconsolelookfortheconsumer.

Gladstone,Darren.NintendoTakesDSiBeyondVideoGames.PCWorldJune2009:57.
Ebscohost.Web.7Jan.2016.
APCWorldarticle,thissourceincludesveryspecificdimensionsabouttheDSi,
theprice,andopinionsofthepublicaboutthereleaseofthishandheld.Thissecondhand
sourcehelpedmeunderstandwhatthepublicthoughtwasthemostimportantaboutthe
deviceandtheimportantspecsabouttheDSi.

Harris,BlakeJ.TheRiseofNintendo:AStoryin8Bits.Grantland.N.p.,14May2014.Web.
28Dec.2015.<http://grantland.com/features/theriseofnintendovideogameshistory/>
ThisarticlebyBlakeHarrisincludesthestoryofNintendofromthecard
companytoaworldwideknownbilliondollarcompany.Thissecondarysourcemademe
awareofthemany,manystepsthiscompanywentthroughtogetwheretheyaretoday.It

alsohelpedmeplacewheneachconsoleorhandheldwasreleasedincontexttowhatthe
companywasdoingatthetime.

Kim,Sangbeom,etal.NintendosRevolution.MITSloanManagement11.124(2011):123.
ThisbookbyKimSandbeomhadlotsofgreatinformationabouteacheraof
Nintendoandalsogreatpictureswhichhelpedmealotwhentryingtovisuallyrepresent
alloftheconceptsmywebsitepresents.Thisbook,whichisasecondarysource,helped
mebecomeawarehowgoodofleadersandbusinessmen/womentheleadersofNintendo
areandhowtheywereabletodealwithalloftheproblemsthecompanyhadverywell.

Lewis,Morgan.WhyNintendoWillBeSuccessful.GamerProfessionals.Gamer
Professionals,21Dec.2015.Web.3Feb.2016.
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ThissecondarysourceincludeslotsofinformationaboutthefutureofNintendo
andalso,mostimportantly,theNintendologopicture.Thissourcewasverypurposefulin
makingmywebsiteforthereasonthatthepictureatthetopofthewebsiteisbeingused
forthehomepagepictureofmywebsite.Formywebsite,Ichoosethispictureforthe
homepagebecauseofitsfamiliaritytopeopleeverywhere.Mostpeopleseethislogoand
knowexactlyitspurposeandaboutthecompanyitself.

McCracken,Harry.PlayHard.EBSCOhost.TimeInternational,3Dec.2012.Web.7Jan.

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ThispaperbyHarryMcCrackenprovidedmewithinformationaboutNintendos
revenueandyeareachdevicewasreleasedandtheprocesstheywentthroughtocreatea
verypopularconsole,theWii.Thisarticle,whichisasecondarysource,helpedme
understandNintendosstruggletoalwayscomeoutwiththebiggerandbetterthingand
howtheyalwaysgetunderestimateduntiltheyreleasetheirnextbiggamedevice.

Nintendo(F.1933).TheThames&HudsonDictionaryofDesignSince1900.GuyJulier.
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ThisdictionaryentryinTheThames&HudsonDictionaryofDesignisan
overviewofNintendoshistoryandalsoinformationaboutafewofthecompanys
consolesorhandheldsandthesuccessoftheirgames.Thissecondarysourcehelpedme
understandhowmanyprocessesandsuccessesNintendoexperiencesduringtheirjourney
tobecomingabigcorporation.

"NintendoSuccessStory."
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.
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ThisarticleprovidedmewithinformationaboutNintendosstoryandhowthey
becamesuccessfulbutalsoprovidedmewithseveralpicturestoincludeinmywebsite.
Thesepictureshelpmywebsitebecomemorevisualandwillbefeaturedinaslideshow

withothervisuallyappealingpictures.Thiswillhelpmyreadersunderstandandvisualize
whatwashappeningatthetimeandhowthingshavechanged.

Oxford,Nadia.WhatIstheNintendoDS?AboutTech.N.p.,n.d.Web.23Jan.2016.
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ThissecondarysourcehasinformationabouteachoftheDSsNintendohasmade,
thereprices,andtheirreleasedates.Thiswebsitemademeawareabouthowthey
innovatedtheirdevicestomakethemmoreappealingwitheachupgrade.

Peckman,Matt.NintendosWiiUBreakstheMoldOnceAgain.PCWorldAug.2011:17.
Ebscohost.Web.7Jan.2016.
ThisPCWorldmagazinearticlehadgreatinformationabouttheWiiUssuccess,
whatthepublicdidanddidnotapproveof,theprice,andreleasedate.Thissourcewasan
articlethatreviewedtheworkofNintendo,makingitasecondarysource.Also,this
articletaughtmethatnotallofNintendosdevicesarecompletelysuccessesandabout
howthepublicreactswhenNintendoreleasessomethingoutoftheordinary.

ReleaseDate&PricingInformation.NintendoWorldReport.N.p.,21June2001.Web.16
Dec.2015.
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nformation>

ThisNintendoWorldReportisanarticlethatdescribedtheGamecubesrelease
datesandprices.Thissecondhandsourceisveryimportanttomywebsiteforthereason
thatithastaughtmetheopinionsoftheconsumersabouttheGamecubesreleaseandthe
importantdetails,suchasthespecs.

TenYearsAgoatE32005,SatoruIwataUnveiledNintendoRevolution.
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ThispostonNeoGAF,talksaboutthereleaseofTheRevolution,knownasthe
Wii.Thesearticlestalkabouteachpartoftheconferenceandwhathappenedandwhat
Iwata,theCEOatthetime,talkedabout.Thissitealsoincludedlotsofpicturesfromthe
conference,whichwillbeincludedinmywebsite.ThismademeawareofhowNintendo
releasestheirconsolestotryandcreatethemostamountofhypeandpopularity.

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amountofpower,andimprovementsthroughtheyears.Eventhoughthissecondhand
sourcealsoincludedspecsaboutthePlaystationandXbox,ittaughtmelotsofvaluable
informationabouttheGamecubecomparedtoothersystemsatthetime.