I saw this historical article on how Nintendo was close to being erased from the face of the earth. No Mario, No nothing. ITS ALL TRUE. Read on. Being the 70th anniversary of the Atomic attack on Hiroshima, an article appeared describing the target selection list for the first atom bomb attack. You guessed it. Kyoto, the headquarters of Nintendo was the first on the target list. However it was Hiroshima that was eventually bombed. This is the link to the article from The Atlantic. http://www.theatlantic.com/internat...hima-nagasaki-atomic-bomb-anniversary/400448/ You can see why the word "Nintendo" can be roughly translated from Japanese to English as "leave luck to heaven." .