In 1980, Nintendo created Nintendo created Nintendo of America. The same year Shigeru Miyamoto created Donkey Kong, and Nintendo started selling their first handheld The GAME and WATCH. In 1981, they released Donkey Kong to major success. In 1984, Nintendo released the Famicom, which was later renamed the NES, to further acclaim, along with exceptional titles. In 1986 the NES released in Europe furthering the machines popularity. In 1989, Nintendo released the GameBoy which was a handheld that could be brought with the user. In the 1980’s Nintendo cemented their popularity with the public and started many of their series which are ongoing today.