Skim through our list of the most important games of all time and you’ll notice a trend: Nintendo is everywhere. From Super Mario 64 to Pokemon to the Legend of Zelda, the Japanese company has been a guiding hand, moving the industry along with innovative new hardware and software. And yet, as we speed through 2013, it would appear that it has lost its footing. Though the 3DS is doing well, Nintendo’s Wii U is stumbling where the Wii so proudly stood. It’s time for Nintendo to make some big moves, and it needs to make them soon.
Which brings us here, today, to the list that invariably comes up every time we discuss Nintendo’s troubles. The mind-numbingly obvious things that, we believe, could help right the ship. The business decisions that seem so blatant from the outside, but, for one reason or another, stay on the outside. They’re on the tip of every gamer’s tongue, and hopefully one day they come to fruition.