Nintendo have finally done it! They have clawed their way back in to the race to be the industry's top hardware manufacturer - and back into the hearts of long-time fans. The past two decades have been tumultuous for Nintendo with some bright spots and a lot of time futilely chasing after their competitors. They have had financial and critical successes littered throughout, but have remained firmly in third place in the minds of fans.
After so long without a blockbuster console, the Switch has won the hearts of both casual and hardcore gamers alike. Games like Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Mario Odyssey have reminded fans of the depth and richness of Nintendo's stellar game mechanics. With their versatile bit of kit, Nintendo have once again married their desire to innovate with the ability to create rich games and worlds for fans to get lost in.
By reaching this new peak, Nintendo have overcome their biggest nemesis: themselves. On the way to their current zenith, Nintendo leaves in their wake a litany of horrible business decisions, poor designs and appalling short sighted thinking that nearly extinguished the brightest star in the history of the gaming industry.