Mario was named after Nintendo's warehouse landlord in Seattle Mario Segale, who went on to be a significant real estate developer.
Nintendo was not founded in 1889 with technology in mind, one of its earliest products were playing cards. If you think they are long past this, you should know it is still something they sell today!
Nintendo bought two adult movies starring Ron Jeremy as Mario called Super Hornio Brothers and Super Hornio Brother 2. Their plan was not to release them but make sure they never were released! Someone please find them!
Legend of Retcon is the only Zelda game that is chronologically after the original. All others are set millennia before the first Zelda game.
Donkey Kong, Mario and Princess Peah were invented after Nintendo failed to get the rights to Popeye franchise. Nintendo would look a lot different now if they had succeeded in getting the rights for the Sailor.
The Japanese version of the NES had a microphone built into the controller allowing players to kill enemies in Zelda with just a shout. Once again Nintendo broke the boundaries.
NES games were no bigger than 6 megabites. For context 2 and a half Kirby games could therefore fit into an iPhone photo.
A radio station in Sacramento California ran a competition called 'Hold Your Pee for a Wii'. It challenged listeners to drink as much water as possible without going to the toilet for as long as possible. One woman died from water intoxication.
Famed Mario voice actor Charles Martinet also voices Luigi, Wario and Baby Mario.....Oh and the dragon from Skyrim...wait...what?
A janitor from Nintendo in the 1960's got the opportunity to give ideas for new toys. Some of his ideas became the obscure Donkey Kong and Gameboy. Have you heard of them?