FACTS ABOUT NINTENDO’S MARIO SERIES
Mario was created by the Nintendo’s
Japanese video game designer, Shigeru
Miyamoto and is the best selling video
game franchise of all time.
The character (Mario) first debuted as
“Jumpman” in the arcade game Donkey Kong
on July 9, 1981
Mario in this game is a carpenter who has a
pet ape named Donkey Kong, who later
escapes and kidnaps Jumpman’s girlfriend
THE FIRST COIN OPERATED VIDEO GAMES
Arcade games or coin operated video games
are usually installed in public business
premises, such as restaurants, bars, and
particularly amusement arcades.
The first coin operated pinball machines
emerged in 1930’s however the golden era
for coin operated video games started in the
late 1970s to the mid-1990s.
THE SONY PLAYSTATION
The Sony PlayStation was originally brought
as a CD add-on to the Super Nintendo (a
partnership between Nintendo and Sony).
But Sony later decided to develop the
PlayStation as a complete gaming console of its
own after it started facing problems with
The original PlayStation was released
on December 3, 1994. The PlayStation, was the
first video game console to ship 100 million
units within 9 years and 6 months after its initial
GAME CONTROLLER OR INPUT DEVICES FOR
A game controller is a device to control the
game by providing inputs to control the
character or an object in the game.
The earlier primary input for video games
has been handheld controllers and since
then it has evolved to cameras to detect
motions , speakers or microphones for voice
commands touch screens and more.
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