Nintendo has always been the bastion of core gaming. That is, until they released the Wii and ditched the core market for the more lucrative casual market. Or have they? If anything, in comparison to the Nintendo GameCube and Nintendo 64, they have expanded upon the amount of cores games they release. The only difference now is that have expanded their portfolio to include an array of casual games. The expansion, instead of being considered an expansion, has largely been taken as a transition to the casual market. This idea of Nintendo making a complete transition can largely be attributed to the media, unjustified comparisons to HD consoles, and to some extent, Nintendo themselves.