Nintendo Prime: "Nintendo has recently gotten a lot of credit for Pokémon GO. It’s true that, outside of pushing for the partnership with Niantic after Niantic and the Pokémon Company were already in talks, Nintendo virtually had nothing to do with Pokémon GO beyond green lighting the project and paying some of the development costs. Most of the credit for the success of Pokémon go lies with Niantic themselves, as Pokémon is literally built upon the setup that Ingress created.
What I am trying to get at is that Pokémon Go is a success because Nintendo didn’t get in the way, as they easily could have given they do own the Pokémon trademark. Nintendo’s actual role in this game and the success of it stems simply from their support of the original games back in the 90’s. Nintendo, in other words, doesn’t really deserve much credit for this success.
But, that isn’t to say Nintendo isn’t showing signs of “turning it around”..."