Nintendo sold over 300 million copies of Super Mario in 1985, when the game appeared for the first time. Mario has the same statute in computers world as the one of Mickey Mouse for animated movies. The character was inspired by the landlord of the building where US Nintendo was headquartered. He had a carefully trimmed mustache and clothes like the ones of Mario. The designer of the game. Shigeru Miyamoto imagined the character as Italian, and decided to name him Mario. The famous hat was more like a necessity, as 30 years ago, the designers were not able to make the hair move.