Updated: 75 New Nintendo IPs Since Year 2000

Did we say that there were 50 new Nintendo IPs since Year 2000? We were wrong. Because this year Nintendo has put out a whole bunch of new Nintendo IPs, many on the 3DS eshop. Because of those new releases and a few oversights of ours on old games, the count can be brought up to 75.

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Emilio_Estevez2351d ago

That's a funny list, feels like grasping at straws really.

juegosmajicos2351d ago

Seventy-Five straws are a lot of straws.

mike1up2351d ago (Edited 2351d ago )

It's funny...

Before I looked over this list I really wanted to disagree with you. In all fairness I could not have said it better myself. This list shouldve ended at 25 (and that's being generous).

When I read beyond 25, I literally didn't recognize most of those games. I dunno, maybe it's just me.

PopRocks3592350d ago (Edited 2350d ago )

That's because they had a number of IPs listed for Japan only. No way in hell that Captain Rainbow could get localized. Not unless Nintendo decided to outright an M rated game that wasn't outsourced.

Menashe2351d ago

It was all worth it for Pushmo. :P

Shok2351d ago

Bout time somebody listed all this. I've always said that they make new IPs, it's just that they get over-looked due to Nintendo's bigger IPs.

Genecalypse2351d ago (Edited 2351d ago )

Most of them are just published by Nintendo, not actually created/developed

dark-hollow2351d ago

Isn't that the case with some ps3/Xbox exclusives?

Genecalypse2351d ago (Edited 2351d ago )

Yeah it probably is, but what matters is how many new IPs sony/nintendo/ms made themselves..not simply published. They are two different things.

hell google any of those games on that list and chances are itll be developed by an external studio, why should that count towards a publishers new IPs? It shouldnt.

juegosmajicos2351d ago

@Genecalypse: and why is that "what matters"? When the discussion is centered around Microsoft's and Sony's new IPs no one ever brings up the fact that most of them aren't developed internally at either Hardware Manufacturer's house, so why bring it up only when it comes to Nintendo?

PopRocks3592350d ago


Really? Microsoft and Sony don't develop their own games, you know. They have outlets to aid in production (Microsoft Game Studios for example). But their biggest franchises are often developed by someone other than MS or Sony.

For example...

Halo - Bungie/343 Industries
Gears of War - Epic Games

Resistance - Insomniac
Uncharted - Naughty Dog

Nintendo outright develops Mario Kart, Super Mario, Legend of Zelda and one shots like Pikmin and Luigi's Mansion.

Games like Mario Kart 7 had assistance development courtesy of Retro Studios (whom Nintendo outsourced both Metroid and Donkey Kong to with outstanding results).

Then finally we have the games Nintendo allows other developers to make on their own. A good example is Super Mario Strikers/Charged by Next Level Games (who are also working on Luigi's Mansion 2) and Metroid Other M (IMHO not a very good game and developed primarily by Team Ninja while written, produced and directed by Sakamoto; a man who ironically has had his hand in the Metroid series for years).

Case in point, even if not on every occasion, Nintendo has a larger hand in development than either of the other two. In fact, Miyamoto and Iwata are personally involved in just about anything Nintendo has a hand in developing. The businessmen are also the artists; not sure about the other two though.

Genecalypse2350d ago (Edited 2350d ago )


Are you implying that because "Naughty Dog" is not named "Sony", its not Sony developing it? Thats retarded. ND is a first party studio, when naughty dog develops sometihng...when santa monica studios develops something, thats Sony.

I could understand it if you meant sometihng like Demons Souls..which was developed by FROM Software and published and owned(IP) by Sony. By your logic, Nintendo doesnt make games either, Nintendo EAD 1 does

I guess this question would be more or less..what is "Sony"or "MS" and does it make games..well of course it does, its studios do and they are apart of it. Just like Retro studios and EAD 1 are apart of Nintendo . They are first party studios and therefore fall under the Nintendo or Sony label. Thats how it works, Retro doesnt do what it wants, Nintendo tells them.

The same could not be said for developers like CING who are wholly independant and have no affiliation with publishers unless they want to

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Shok2351d ago

True, but at the same time they own the rights to most of them.

Menashe2346d ago

99% of them are developed by a Nintendo first or second party developer. Go through the list one by one and you can check it out for yourself.

(The 1% is The Last Story which is a third-party game but Nintendo collaborated in the development as evidenced from the latest Iwata Asks.)

Infernostew2351d ago

This list pretty much tells me that the last non-mini game compilation or fitness game that nintendo created into a ongoing series of games was Animal Crossing and Pikmin. Cool...

juegosmajicos2351d ago (Edited 2351d ago )

This reply pretty much tells me that Xenoblade Chronicles needs more attention than it is currently getting. Anyone that has played that game knows that it is the single biggest thing to be produced under Nintendo's roof since...well, a long time. And I mean BIG.

Infernostew2351d ago

I already preordered Xenoblade and it looks great but chances are that it's not going to do very well in terms of sales. I hope I'm wrong though. I also said "ongoing series" and as of now Xenoblade is only a one off game.

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