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Mario Tennis Open Infographic Lays Out An Entire Series History

Posted on June 25, 2012 AT 03:00pm

Nintendo has done quite a good job of marrying their niche sports franchises (Mario Tennis, Mario & Sonic) with real-life sporting events such as the Olympics. In celebration of the start of Wimbledon, Nintendo is capitalizing once again, having released a massive infographic that covers the entire history of the Mario Tennis franchise.

Looking over the facts (shown below), it’s interesting to note that a whopping seven years will have passed between the release dates of Mario Tennis Power Shot and the upcoming Mario Tennis Open.

That’s almost the entire DS line skipped, and the even the original DS was capable of online gameplay.

Of course, the caveat is that the Nintendo 3DS will be the first system to give the series online play and 3D graphics. It’s also interesting to note that the series actually started out on the ill-fated Virtual Boy, where the goal was to win a set before your neck atrophied and you went temporarily blind.

McKinley Noble, Contributing Editor
McKinley Noble has been writing about video games for seven years as a blogger and journalist, with each job adding to his painstakingly alphabetized collection of retro gaming memorabilia. When not cracking jokes about the gaming industry, he's a talking encyclopedia when it comes to mixed martial arts and anything MMA related. Follow him on Twitter: @KenTheGreat1. Meet the rest of the crew.

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