Nintendo hasn't had the best year, what with the Wii U underperforming and third party support on the wane, but there have been some incredible highs to consider — including a robust performance by the 3DS and some amazing first-party releases.

As if to acknowledge Nintendo's continued dedication, UK magazine EDGE has named the company as Publisher of the Year in its latest issue.

Fire Emblem: Awakening and Super Mario 3D World were also listed as two of the year's best software releases, and a special mention was made to The Wonderful 101.

Hopefully 2014 will hold more commercial success for the Wii U while Nintendo maintains its typically high standard of software output.

[via edge-online.com]