10 Times Nintendo Was an Innovator

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The Seal of Quality

System: NES

The NES was Nintendo's first home console. It was released in America in 1985 and was the major, if not sole reason for the revitalization of the video game industry after it crashed in 1983.

They did this by having a quality product, something Nintendo has always taken serious to this day. Whether you like Nintendo products or not, it's no debate that they put a ton of effort into their products.

It was this seal that set the standard for future video games. The seal meant that Nintendo themselves approved of the games. It currently reads:

"The official seal is your assurance that this product is licensed or manufactured by Nintendo. Always look for this seal when buying video game systems, accessories, games and related products."

It is because of this seal that gaming exists the way it does today, and Nintendo's insistence of excellence made it happen. 

Is there anything we've missed on this list? We know the Nintendo Switch is coming and will probably add points to a future edition of this list, but until then, remember your roots, and give Nintendo props where it deserves.

Published Nov. 16th 2016

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