Researchers have found that doctors who spend at least three hours a week playing video games make about 37% fewer mistakes in laparoscopic surgery than surgeons who didn't play video games.
Nintendo as a company is more then 100 years old and used to make playing cards.
The original PlayStation was supposed to be a cd add on for the Super Nintendo.
The guy who did the voice for Mario in Mario 64 is Charles Martinet.
Bowser has joined up with Mario in one game and battled on the same side as him in Super Mario RPG. (Bowser and Mario are considered archenemies in the Mario series.)
Mario wasn't named Mario from the beginning, but "Jumpman". Minoru Arakawa , the president of Nintendo of America in New York, first saw "Jumpman" he thought "Hey! He looks just like the landlord of our office!" and the landlord´s name was Mario Segali and from Italy.
When Nintendo released Star Fox 2 in 1995, Mr. Shawn J. Freeman from Arizona tried to steal a pre-release copy of the game but did not succeed and was arrested.
Zelda : Ocarina of Time is the fastest selling video game of all time. During it's first month of release it earned $150 million dollars with 2.5 million units sold.
On E3 1999, Nintendo had hired a person to walk around in a big Pikachu suit all day long. It looked like the big fluffy animal was going to faint several times and when a couple of visitors tried to hug him he lost his foothold and fell.
In households with children, 67% own a video game system.
60-90% of the most popular video games have violent themes.
59% of fourth grade girls and 73% of fourth grade boys say that the majority of their favorite video games are violent.