Nintendo is a better gaming company then Sony and Microsoft. Nintendo has sold over 683 million gaming consoles, where as Sony and Microsoft combined have only sold over 560 million consoles. (1) Nintendo has been around for much longer then Sony and Microsoft, and Nintendo started and still dominates the world of handheld gaming consoles. Nintendo has sold over 404 million handheld gaming consoles, where as Sony has sold only 86 million and Microsoft has yet to make a handheld console. Nintendo has made more globally recognizable characters such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Link and many other extremely recognizable faces. Out of the top twelve video games of all time based on sales, Nintendo has produced eight out of those twelve. (2)
Out of the top five best selling video game franchises of all time, Nintendo owns the rights to the top four of them, with a combined sale amount of over 1 billion game units. (1) Nintendo has been around as a company much longer then Microsoft and Sony, and Nintendo started the gaming revolution years before Microsoft and Sony followed suit.