The Legend of Zelda is Nintendo's greatest property
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Pokemon is a very powerful driving force for Nintendo. It is of their most profitable franchises, and for good reason. It provides simple, graspable RPGs and a similarly functioning TCG. It is accessible, and fun. However, neither franchise stands up to the Legend of Zelda.
The Legend of Zelda series is a timeless group of powerful games that revolutionized a genre. While Mario was released parallel to Megaman, and there were hundreds of RPG's by the time Pok"mon arrived, the Legend of Zelda was the first true adventure game. Then Ocarina of Time invented z-targeting and created the first true 3D adventure game. The Legend of Zelda series constantly pushes the envelope of what a non FPS action adventure title is.
Zelda turns 30 this August in America, and already has in Japan. According to Zelda Indormer, which cited Nintendo financial releases, it has sold 70 million copies of video games for a huge amount of money, not including merchandise. Though Mario and Pokemon are iconic, mainstream, and forever more popular for their accessibility, the Zelda fan base is massive, and the games are revolutionary.
It is not Nintendo's only action RPG they have like final fantasy. Although Legend of Zelda may have a large fan base so is the same for almost every one of Nintendo's games
May I remind you of Nintendo's history a little they were until relatively recently a trading card company selling mainly Pokemon cards then they decided to start making video games in 1972 they decided to turn themselves into a video game company which is very successful but they would never have been able to if the Pokemon cards had failed therefore i believe Pokemon is their most important property.
On the other hand Mario not link or Zelda is the company logo.
Their is no pro league for legend of zelda because frankly no one cares while games like super smash bros (melee, project m and wii u version) pokemon and mario kart do.
secondly as you said they sold 120 million units of the nes and snes showing they are also important property (thanks for the prompt) because they were able to become as large of a company as they are now because of the nes and snes not because of legend of zelda.
great is defined as important; highly significant or consequential although legend of zelda may be a very well made game it is not very significant for them because Nintendo had already been in existence for 117 years founded in 1889 legend of Zelda created 2006. Nintendo had been going strong for at-least 60 years by then.
these are the reasons that i believe legend of zelda is not Nintendo's greatest property
1. If Nintendo was created in 1889, nullifying video games entirely (which that fact doesn't), no video games that you argue are more consequential than Zelda are consequential at all.
2. The Legend of Zelda TWIGHLIGHT PRINCESS came out 2006. The series started in 1986, making it almost as old as Mario.
3. There is no competitive forum because the games are mostly single player. To say the Legend of Zelda series is bad for lack of multiplayer is essentially to say that RPGs and platformers are bad for not being multiplayer.
4. The NES and SNES didn't sell themselves, video games sold them, and Zelda was a driving force.
5. If Nintendo is only important for its non video game merchandise, why did their first two consoles alone see 120 million units?
Your points are moot because you are wrong on so many fronts both statistically and logically, in your latest post and the one before that.
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