It’s an incredible number of characters and a group of really well-known series. And to think that they all had their beginnings in Japan…wow!

When they’re all lined up like this, it becomes obvious that there is roughly 6-year blank before and after Pikmin. While there have been big series since then like “Animal Crossing,” “Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day,” and “Wii Sports” it does seem that coming up with a completely new character-driven series has gotten more difficult recently.

Masahiro Sakurai

Hmm, he does bring up a good point. There has not been any new Nintendo Characters introduced since the Pikmin and Olimar. I wonder, if any, what new Characters and games Nintendo has up their sleeves?