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We often use the term 'evergreen' when referring to some of Nintendo's biggest titles, and it's undoubtedly a good thing. Major established franchises - and occasional newcomers like Splatoon - consistently accumulate sales long after release; that's a valuable part of Nintendo's business.

With the current trend for continual DLC, too, it seems games are sticking in the public consciousness ever longer. That seems to be the case with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS scooping the 'Favourite Video Game' prize this week at the People's Choice Awards, an event better known for celebrating film and TV.

Now, Smash Bros. is a worthy contender and winner of awards, of course, but this is an odd choice primarily because both versions of the game came out in 2014. Even accounting for the fact the awards are really celebrating 2015, that's still a surprise.

It seems you can't keep a good fighting game down.

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