About the Author
Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, is the acknowledged worldwide leader in the creation of interactive entertainment. To date, Nintendo has sold more than one billion video games worldwide, has created such industry icons as Mario(tm) and Donkey Kong(r) and launched franchises like The Legend of Zelda(r) and Pokémon(tm). Nintendo manufacturers and markets hardware and software for its popular home video game systems, including the Nintendo(r) 64, Game Boy(r), Game Boy(r) Color, and most recently, Game Boy(r) Advance -- the world's best selling handheld video game systems. As a wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Washington, serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in North America.