"Nintendo is a great company by any means. They're often seen as the inventors of the wheel in terms of video-games, and are responsible for the development and publishing of some of gaming's biggest icons. Disregarding the Nintendo DS' near complete domination of the handheld market, the current generation hasn't treated Nintendo so well. The Wii was a huge success at first, but has dwindled in sales in the last year. Nintendo still pumps out the occasional successful first-party game, but I feel other developers and companies could do much better jobs if given the opportunity to do so on other consoles."