81skywakeSat 5th Jan 2013 CactusJackson wrote: I'm not comparing anything but the number of releases each franchise sees per year. Nintendo isn't a completely different company from Nintendo. Nintendo develops Super Mario and Mario Kart. Nintendo also helps second parties and third parties develop Mario games to its liking. Stop denying the obvious. Dude, I only mentioned Guitar Hero and Skylanders because Activision publishes both them and CoD. The reason I brought them up was as a point of comparison because that's pretty much all that all of these various games with Mario in them have in common. A publisher and a coat of paint. So let's make this clearer. When you talk about CoD games we're talking about the same genre, same style, within a couple of devs but usually the same guys and the same publishers with apparently a few exceptions. Pretty much the same as we see with Guitar Hero or Madden or Pokemon and so on. With the main Mario games it's the same deal again. Same devs with maybe a few exceptions and slightly different teams, same publisher, same genre, similar style but largely the same. You can easily stand up and say "this is a series" the same as you can with CoD. What you're trying to do is lump every game with Mario in it together. Despite the games being from completely different genres with everything from platformers to RPGs to puzzle, party and sports games. With different styles with everything from Dr Mario to Paper Mario to the flat Mario Party or the shiny Galaxy games. With developers from Nintendo themselves to second party devs like HAL and Camelot all the way to Sega and Square Enix. Apples and Oranges is all I'm saying. You could have just as easily said "people complain about there being so many Madden games but Rockstar have put out a new sandbox game every year since the late 90s". It'd be just as pointless a point to make. Some good Aussie musics: King Gizzard, Pond, The Avalanches "Don't stir the pot" is a nice way of saying "they're too dumb to reason with"