This 16-bit sequel was another smash hit for the company, although it's development decisions did allow competitors their own chance to shine.
What should have been the next big leap for the company instead allowed contenders to steal the spotlight all because of one big decision: cartridges.
Nintendo Virtual Boy
A portable system that could do true 3D anywhere? What could go wrong? Everything.
Nintendo Game Boy Color
When the VB flopped hard Nintendo went back to what worked, the Game Boy, and simply added color.
Nintendo Game Boy Advance
Another evolution of the classic Game Boy, this hand-held pushed the line even further into true SNES-quality graphics.
Nintendo's first disc-based system had a lot to like about it, but the console still wasn't a major contender.
Once called the "third pillar" when Nintendo wasn't sure if this two-screen hand-held would sell, the DS ended up finally taking the crown from the Game Boy, the first console that truly killed the classic portable line.
Ignoring the need to push consoles to bigger and better graphics over and over, Nintendo instead introduced motion controls and discovered a new way to print money.
Once again evolving their popular hand-held, this portable added one major feature to the already popular Nintendo DS: 3D graphics. It's arguable if that really sold the system, though.
Another dark time for the console maker, what should have been an easy sequel console instead was one of Nintendo's biggest flops.
An evolution of the ideas behind the WiiU, this console showed the true capabilities of what Nintendo wanted to do, and onec again managed to make Nintendo a real contender.
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So, Here's the Plan!: Back in 2014 we took a look at where Nintendo was with their WiiU and what they could do to maybe fix their position in the market. We actually weren't that far off.
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