Nintendo is a Motley Fool Stock Advisor pick and remains a five-star Caps stock even after tripling its share price over the past year. This company seems to have figured out what kind of games the global consumer wants, and it also aims to grow gaming into new demographics. That includes casual gamers such as women, older people, and guys who prefer sports.
Mix in a generous helping of Mario and Luigi and a generally cuddly image, and people have a game provider for the whole family. Sony and Microsoft are still going after the hardcore gaming crowd of mostly boys and young men, looking ahead to becoming living-room media hubs in the distant future.