Pokemon has been a colossal hit for Nintendo. Actually, the word "colossal" doesn't come close to describing their success. Without Pokemon, the Game Boy systems (and now the DS) may have sold fewer units. Without Pokemon, Nintendo wouldn't have ruled the top 20 games list at times when their consoles (N64 and GameCube) were nowhere near number-one. In so many ways, Pokemon was their savior; a game that allowed Nintendo to stay profitable regardless of the industry climate.