Top 10 Things Most People Can Probably Agree on About Nintendo


The Top Ten

1 They are easily THE greatest video game developer of all time, with some of the worst business ethics


If I had a nickel for every Nintendo classic/future classic, I'd have bought the company already.

If I had a nickel for every godawful business decision the company has made (advertising the Switch with that horrible Imagine Dragons song, not attending E3 2016, phoning in E3 since 2015, not localizing anything, etc.), I would have bought the company twice over. - WonkeyDude98

I wouldn’t say they’re the worst when it comes to business decisions (especially when there’s companies like Ubisoft releasing crap that flat-out doesn’t work right), but they’re mind-blowingly inept at anything internet-related. That said, I don’t think there are any other developers that can pull people into buying their own consoles like Nintendo can. - Zach808

2 The way that they handle copyright laws is downright embarrassing and childish

Groan-worthy. Content ID is stupid and that little monetization-sharing pool was atrocious. - WonkeyDude98

3 They've made some of (actually quite a lot of) THE best soundtracks and art styles in video game history

Just listen to the Mario Kart and 3D Mario games and you will be captivated.

4 F-Zero and Metroid are easily their coolest and most underrated franchises ever

What about Kid Icarus? - shawnmccaul22

5 Iwata's death was a tragic one
6 They focus and idolize way too much on Mario, Zelda and Pokémon

To be fair, wouldn't you want to capitalize on your bestsellers? - WonkeyDude98

7 They've gotten unbelievably lazy and greedy over the years
8 They can't make a non-gimmicky video game system to save their lives

...*hides, not admitting to absolutely adore both the Wii and Wii U* - WonkeyDude98

9 The Super Smash Bros. memes are getting REALLY annoying

...b-but Smash Bros. is awesome. - WonkeyDude98

10 Reggie is kind of a douche

I don't think Reggie needs to be fired, he's trying his hardest, but he's so damn annoying. - WonkeyDude98

He still hasn't given us Mother 3... - FrozenHatingPokefan

My body is of the most overused quotes that wasn't even funny. - TristGamer

The Contenders

11 They make a LOT of phenomenally overrated games

Many non-mario fans can agree with this.

12 Waluigi was a mistake

I'm one of the only Waluigi haters who doesn't want Waluigi to NOT exist, but yeah. You people have very legitimate criticisms for Waluigi for his name, lack of character development and contribution to the Mario franchise etc. - TheYoshiPyro64

Wendy is a huge mistake, not Rosalina or Daisy

Lol no Rosalina was a gargantuan mistake

13 They always did have Sega massively outmatched in the console wars

Poor sega, sonic is way past his glory :( - moonwolf

14 Samus and Captain Falcon are easily their sexiest characters
15 Samus and Captain Falcon are easily their most badass characters, with Link being a close third

I agree with you. Most of their mascots are cartoonish and cute. I will say that Star Fox is badass also though. - shawnmccaul22

16 Miiverse was a mistake
17 Ridley is WAY too big to be playable in Super Smash Bros.

Well, he was announced for Ultimate. So, you can't change the title of this item. - TheYoshiPyro64

18 Amiibo was a mistake

I respectfully disagree. I think that they are fun to collect - Granton8ter05

19 If they make any more Mario games at this point, the franchise is probably going to burst
20 A lot of their games are way too easy, especially the Mario and Zelda ones

I dare you to play Xenoblade Chronicles. - WonkeyDude98

21 They actually have a lot of underrated video game series
22 They have WAY too many mascots
23 They rely far too heavily on the nostalgia of their fans
24 The original Xenoblade Chronicles is probably the best RPG they've had on their consoles in years
25 Final Fantasy VII and its ilk really should have been on Nintendo consoles
26 They really need to put more effort into bringing back franchises like F-Zero, Punch-Out, Pikmin, Metroid and Kid Icarus
27 No one is better at making all-ages games than they are
28 They really shouldn't have dipped themselves into the mobile games industry
29 Like it or not, they're a gigantic part of the reason why the modern indie game movement exists (Undertale = Earthbound, Cave Story and Axiom Verge = Metroid, Shovel Knight = Mega Man, et cetera)

Megaman is Capcom, not Nintendo - shawnmccaul22

30 Luigi is actually getting to be quite possibly their most overrated character ever
31 The Pokémon memes are also getting REALLY annoying
32 Super Smash Bros. Melee is hands-down THE most overrated game in the series
33 They should really bring Solid Snake back to Smash Bros.
34 Kirby is without a doubt their cutest character ever

How about Yoshi? - shawnmccaul22

35 Metroid has some of the best fangames of any of their franchises
36 Super Mario World and Super Metroid are the Two Biggest Games in the Rom-Hacking Business as It Stands Right Now
37 There are a lot of Capcom, Konami, Square Enix and indie games that might as well be considered Nintendo because of how closely related to the company and its overall style they often are
38 The NES did NOT hold up

I disagree. I wasn’t even alive when the NES was big, but I still loved these games on the virtual console. Granted, the SNES holds up better. - Zach808

39 They really need to stop making so many versions of the DS
40 Mario Kart is getting old
41 The Wii U was a MASSIVE disappointment
42 Because of how useful it becomes when hacked, the Wii is probably Nintendo's most underrated console to date
43 The copyright strikes on Another Metroid 2 Remake and Pokémon Platinum were downright unacceptable
44 They really need to stop trying to take over Youtube
45 They're horribly stuck in the past
46 The Gamecube was actually the best system of its era
47 Their consoles really need to stop being so pathetically weak
48 The Wii's motion-control gimmick was a mistake
49 They pretty much invented Halo over a decade before Microsoft and Bungie did
50 Pretty much all they care about is money now
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1. They are easily THE greatest video game developer of all time, with some of the worst business ethics
2. The way that they handle copyright laws is downright embarrassing and childish
3. They've made some of (actually quite a lot of) THE best soundtracks and art styles in video game history


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