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orlick

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I concur. They have been fantastic the last half decade or so.

http://news.vgchartz.com/news.php?id=5449

using this approach, Business Week concludes with the following:

"Japanese electronics maker Nintendo (7974.T) claims the No. 1 spot this year. Its sales have risen 36% annually over the past five years, while its value growth averaged 38%. Despite the hard times of the past year, Nintendo's continued emphasis on innovation has helped the company develop must-haves such as the DS handheld game machine and the Wii console, which outsold rival offerings from Sony (SNE) and Microsoft (MSFT). Nintendo's strategy is emblematic of the tech companies on the list. Like Nintendo, American technology giants Google (GOOG) (No. 2), Apple (AAPL) (No. 3), and Amazon.com (AMZN) (No. 17) have continued to invest heavily in innovation, commanding large market share with new products even as consumer spending and confidence have declined sharply."

Change is good. Innovation is good. I think we all know the Wimote will not replace the analog stick and d-pad, and yet, like those, it is also here to stay. Well done Nintendo. Do you ever stop to think about what a huge change it has all been?

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dgold

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Congrats Nintendo.

Motion control was the major innovation, that is here to stay. The WiiMote is just a current-gen controller that supports motion control.

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SwerdMurd

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way to get a really respectable nod, Amazon. I've nad nothing but good experiences with them. Google and Apple.....well, congrats as well, Apple moreso than Google in terms of innovation (what new things has google done lately? Unless youtube is still under that umbrella, time-wise. Overall I agree with all named companies, and hell yeah Nintendo--at least Nintendo of a year ago...lately I've been kinda let down.

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CowLaunch

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I'm still thinking about the joystick innovation of the N64.

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Machu

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So proud of my lovely Ninty for making all that cash. Now, if only they could be a little lot greener, it'll be perfect.

Rawr!

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luigiman2

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I agree.

Enjoy the CHEESE of life.

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Adam

7. Posted:

But cash is green.

Come on, friends,
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orlick

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Well most of their poor ratings are from not playing games with greenpeace who has no athority over them or anyone else.

Look at the big picture - Wii uses far less electricity than PS3 and 360, am I right?

And most 'hardcore' gamers 'barely play the wii' and it 'collects dust' - so I guess that save electricity too?

And if you are buying the product, well you validate the use of resources need to make the product.

I guess if we all died the world would be so green, maybe that is the answer????

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romulux

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playstation and xbox use just under 200w, about the same as a PC. the wii in comparison uses 18w.... around 1/10 the power required to run the other consoles. it's definitely the greenest console once it's turned on. i've read that greenpeace just gives nintendo bad ratings because nintendo doesn't share all of their information with them, which leads to nintendo going to the bottom of the list.

i was actually bored enough to look it up one day.
http://www.hardcoreware.net/xbox-360-ps3-wii-power-consumption/

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Sean_Aaron

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I agree, everyone should die; then we would all have peace and quiet at last!

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astarisborn94

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Nintendo is #1 best company in the world? That's amazing, it proves that they do care about us.

Of course Wii haters will ***** about this and flame Business Week for this.

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RandomWiiPlayer

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Of 2009.]

I completely disagree with this. They did nothing in the last year that makes them deserve this.

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Machu

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It seems to be based on growth from 2004-2008. Which makes sense. Nintendo ftw!

Rawr!

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cheetahman91

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Congratulations Nintendo, now you must exterminate Sony! (spare Microsoft though) :)

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RandomWiiPlayer

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cheetahman91 wrote:

Congratulations Nintendo, now you must exterminate Sony! (spare Microsoft though) :)

No, Sony is awesome, they need to rid console gaming of Microsoft.

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Blue_Protoman

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I say Sony and Microsoft both go burn in hell, Sega returns, and a new company joins.

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cheetahman91

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Blue+Protoman wrote:

I say Sony and Microsoft both go burn in hell, Sega returns, and a new company joins.

I would throw a party if Sega were to come back into the console business! :)

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Ricardo91

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NO THEY ARE TEH WORST COMPANY EVAR CUZ THEY DONT CARE ABOUT TEH H4RDC0REZ ANYMORE! OMGWTFBBQ LULZ!

But seriously, as great a company as Nintendo is, I wouldn't exactly consider them the greatest company in the world. Sure, they've allowed video games to reach out to far wider audiences than any other company, but they haven't had quite the mainstream impact of Amazon or Google.

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No, Sony is awesome, they need to rid console gaming of Microsoft.

I agree with this statement.

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Sylverstone

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Nintendo has been pioneering video gaming since the '83 crash!

They own!

Now if only Greenpeace would get off their backs.....

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TKOWL

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mario would be proud

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