The Source Of The Nintendo Social Name

- Feb 10, 2019-

As for the origin of the name "nintendo", President yamauchi himself once admitted in a 1989 TV interview that he did not know the true meaning of the name. Perhaps the so-called "fate of ren tian" interpretation is only from some imperial literati, but it is completely consistent with the social policy.

Sociologist Jake Adelstein's understanding of the meaning of nintendo believes that nintendo's "ren" comes from the word "ren xia". Just like the western chivalry, "ren xia" is a symbol of grace and spirit. The name Nintendo comes from the word "Ninkyodo".