Like the rest of us, Nintendo is perfectly susceptible to some decade-ending retrospection. In their case, there is a lot to look back on. The Wii’s swan song titles, the 3DS lasting nearly the entire decade, the short-lived Wii U, Nintendo’s first mobile games, the Switch’s booming beginning, and more all make up what has been a very successful ten years for the publisher. We have struggled to pick a handful of games to spotlight in the decade’s waning moments (I chose Super Mario Odyssey, personally). In their celebration, Nintendo of America saved themselves the trouble of choosing and tweeted out an infographic loaded to the brim with tons of their notable games and hardware options from the 2010s. Check it out for yourself above if you have not already.
On top of tons of games and the aforementioned hardware, mini consoles, the Poké Ball Plus controller (for some reason), Labo, and Amiibo all share the Nintendo spotlight.
Turning back to games, though, Nintendo really jammed a ton of great games into this picture. Plenty of franchises are represented, from the obvious suspects like Super Mario and The Legend of Zelda to newcomers like Splatoon and Super Mario Maker to one-offs like Tomodachi Life and Kid Icarus: Uprising.
For the many of us who have been playing Nintendo games this whole decade, this infographic is a wonderful walk down memory lane, putting the past ten years of games into perspective. Seeing titles like Super Mario Galaxy 2 takes me back to impulse buying the game at Target during a middle school summer eight or so years ago, while other games like Luigi’s Mansion 3 are still barely a few months old.
Does this picture invoke any awesome memories for you? Did it snub one of your favorite games? Let us know in the comments!