Nintendo’s Holiday 2015 lineup was once headed by The Legend of Zelda on Wii U, and when that was delayed, they found themselves in a tough position: their biggest launch would be Star Fox Zero, a game that failed to make a splash at E3 from a series that’s never sold better than “alright.” But now that that’s been pushed to next year, Nintendo’s left with Xenoblade Chronicles X, a followup to a niche game with few fans, and Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival, a party spin-off of Animal Crossing.

This is one of the subjects we discussed on
this week’s episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia, and we couldn’t even remember a time when their Holiday season was this dry. Be sure to check out the discussion video above for our full thoughts on what position Nintendo’s in, and how they might still be able to salvage it.

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Our Verdict


Colin McIsaac
I first played Donkey Kong Country before even turning three years old, and have since grown into an avid gamer and passionate Nintendo fan. I started working at Zelda Informer in August 2012, and helped found Gamnesia, which launched on February 1, 2013. Outside of the journalism game, I'm an invested musician who loves arranging music from video games and other media. If you care to follow my endeavors, you can check out my channel here: I was rummaging through some things a while back and found my first grade report card. My teacher said, "Oddly enough, Colin doesn't like to write unless it's about computers or computer-type games. In his journal he likes to write about what level he is on in 'Mario Land,' but he doesn't often write about much else." I was pretty amused, given where I am today. Also I have a dog, and he's a pretty cool guy. I don't care for elephants much. I suppose they're okay. You've read plenty now; carry on.


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