when was the last time nintendo created a new franchise that can appeal to those that like zelda metroid and starfox?
The "Brain" franchise? Big Brain/Brain Age have sold insanely well, and hold appeal with the casual as much as they do with the hardcore.
Nintendogs? Same deal. Animal Crossing, to a lesser extent.
All of those titles have hit the million+ plateau.
the games you just mentioned are exactly the threat i speak of. the first time i played metroid prime i played it for 4 hours straight but games like brain age and nintendogs cant even keep me entertained for an hour. my concern is that if nintendo becomes number #1 via these types of games more traditional game types will start to be phased out in favor of those that appeal more to casual types. ive already seen the copy whats successful effect generated by GTA whats to stop that from happening here?