Video: The Animated History of Nintendos Consoles and Handhelds


Animators Anthony Veloso and Quentin Dron have created a clever video that highlights the history of Nintendo’s home consoles and handhelds. Not be confused with Brawl in the Family’s History of Nintendo tribute, the video starts off with the company’s popular Game & Watch handhelds from the early 1980s and ends with the recent release of the Wii U. Near the end, we are treated to the animators re-imagining the Nintendo logo in the form of the logos of Nintendo’s classic franchises. All in all, Veloso and Dron covered all the basics in Nintendo’s history, while flexing off their typography and quick animations skills.

Much to our disappointment though, the Virtual Boy didn’t make the cut in the video’s historic console/handheld rundown.


Harrison Milfeld is a writer, editor, and freelance journalist from Missouri. Ever since he could walk, Harrison has been an avid fan of the world of Nintendo. For years, he has purchased every one of the company's subsequent products (yes, including the Virtual Boy and eReader). It wasn't until he was a young teen when he bought a PS2 that he began to embrace cross-console relations, a decision he doesn't regret. When he's not gaming, Harrison is looking to break into the magazine journalism industry and realize his dream of becoming a features reporter.