Nintendo is often criticized for its hardware and content strategies, which go against the conventional wisdom of the video-game business, yet that is the company's strength and its reason for continued success, Tadhg Kelly writes. "Nintendo is uniquely positioned," he writes. "There are a few companies that attract legions of fans who live or die with its successes or failures (Blizzard and Valve for instance) and equally few that have the financial muscle to make games machines. Only Nintendo has both."
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