Nintendo is a well-known company for many reasons:
-They have the first system to use mini discs for their games (Gamecube)
-They were the first well-known system to use analog sticks (Nintendo 64)
-They were the first to use rumble technology in their systems (Nintendo 64 and beyond)
-They have many iconic characters such as Mario, Luigi, Donkey Kong, Princess Peach, Boo, Koopa Troopa, Goomba, Link, Zelda, Ganondorf, Pikachu and the rest of the Pokemon crew, Diddy Kong, Nester, Samus Aran, and Fox McCloud.
-They have the current best selling system (Nintendo DS systems) and best selling game (Wii Sports). They even have the second best selling game, Super Mario Bros.

Aside from that, Nintendo has touch screens, microphones, and motion technology on their systems.