I decided that Nintendo deserved their own appreciation thread. What got me thinking about this is that we would have gaming today if it weren't for Nintendo. Nintendo's disagreements with Sony created a new market and created competition for the industry. Another thing Nintendo has done and continues to do is creating wonderful experiences such as the new Super Mario 3D World, which has a 9.0 on GameSpot, and Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, which also has scored a 9.0. Instead of being like the rest of the competition and having a pissing contest with hardware, Nintendo has decided to step back and find creative new ideas to give the gamers and casuals alike with their new gamepad and software. Instead of worrying about the software, gamers have been infatuated with pixel counts, resolutions, and hardware, as a result they have been shafted with mediocre launch lineups with a hefty price tag. To prove that hardware doesn't sell a system, the Nintendo 3DS has come back from its terrible launch to humorously outsell the Playstation Vita by an incredible margin. They and their partners continue to make incredible experiences, which the real reason why we should be buying the consoles and handhelds we desire. So, let us take a moment to appreciate Nintendo, for its brilliant history and aspiring future.