Is this why you adore Nintendo?

Everyone adores Nintendo. Even those who do not love Nintendo, love Nintendo – yeah there’s really no choice. A true pioneering company, with so many years of beautiful creations. Whether it’s their classic consoles such as NES, SNES, N64, Wii U, Game Boy, Game Boy Colour (apologies it’s written in the UK :p), Game Boy Advance, Game Boy SP, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS all the way down to awe-inspiring Nintendo Switch.

The memories that their catalogue of consoles and games evoke millions upon millions worldwide is truly phenomenal. I personally recall falling in love with the Nintendo mascot, Mario. The Super Mario World, Bomberman, Donkey Kong Country, Street Fighter 2 Turbo, and of course the sparkling Super Mario All-Stars! Yes, across my young days I have been blessed with many fun-filled hours of their classics. Then Pokémon took over my childhood along with tens of millions of children worldwide. It wasn’t just the trading card game which had everyone aspiring to be Ash Ketchum, the video games that came out on Game Boy consumed many children and adults alike, like the symbiote in Spider-Man. “I want Pokémon Blue, Yellow, Red, Silver, Gold and Crystal.” – I and my peers in the playground would eulogise.

Not only have we had decades of goodness, Nintendo has just announced they will be hosting a Mario Kart Tour announced for mobile and will be launching by March 2019; we all remember what happened with Nintendo’s last gigantic brand Pokémon with the release of Pokémon Go. If launched in a similar way, all iOS and Android filled devices will hold this game. Furthermore, Nintendo is partnering with Illumination to release a Mario Movie! Yes, a Mario Movie! I hope it turns out to become like a Pixar classic (Monsters Inc, Toy Story, Finding Nemo and I am calling The Incredibles 2 a classic before a summer release this year).

But arguably, the news of the day… An online service for the Nintendo Switch will be released this year September. I think the delay will only have increased furore and anticipation for what will shake up the gaming industry again. Thank you for bringing up the hybrid gaming magic on the Switch. But most thankfully, thank you for perpetuating and reviving the social aspect of gaming again. The foundation of gaming stems from ‘sofa play’ that’s a good shout out to game developers worldwide when working on their next title, especially the triple-A games.

This article isn’t to look down on Sony PlayStation, Microsoft Xbox One and of course the infamous gaming PC, there’s room for all of them (clearly) and the industry and ultimately the gaming offerings for us gamers are better for it. This is just to show a little appreciation for Nintendo, and what they have produced for the world. We hope for many more years of greatness.

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