Chad from We Got This Covered wrote:
"Ever since the Nintendo Entertainment System hit store shelves in the 1980s, Nintendo has primarily banked on one character: Mario. The iconic, overall wearing plumber, has been busy over those years, appearing in countless video game releases over multiple genres. The simple fact is that no digitized creation is more iconic than the Italian platformer is, which is proven by not only his cumulative monetary return, but his ability to stay popular for almost three decades. Only a small percentage of our world’s fictional entertainment properties have done the same, making the feat all the more remarkable."