Nintendo Labo was well-received initially but has struggled to maintain sales momentum as the year has progressed. Despite its inability to generate mass appeal, Nintendo has been able to roll out educational programs and also create music videos with the assistance of its cardboard creations.

TIME has clearly noticed these achievements, naming Labo as one of the best inventions of 2018. It praised the kits for allowing gamers to create their own fun. Here's a tweet about it from Nintendo of America:

Nintendo's most recent Labo release was the Vehicle Kit in September. In the Japanese charts, it didn't perform as well as the Robot and Variety Kit. Nintendo has said on multiple occasions Labo is here to stay. The Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé has even said how it's similar to Brain Age and Wii Fit - with the primary goal being to appeal to a non-gaming audience.

Are you surprised to hear Nintendo's cardboard video game crossover is one of the best inventions of 2018? Is this what you expected the future to be like? Tell us below.

[via time.com, twitter.com]