Hybrid console transforms firm’s fortunes, with operating profit forecast raised by a third
Nintendo has reported its most profitable quarter in almost a decade as global sales of its new Switch console soared in the runup to Christmas.
Nintendo has raised its operating profit forecast for the year to the end of March by a third, from ¥120bn to ¥160bn (£780m to £1bn), after phenomenal Switch sales fuelled the company’s most profitable quarter since 2009.
From lost adventures to forgotten puzzlers, here are the classic titles that games history has cruelly overlooked
History is not always kind to great games. Titles once heralded as masterworks are often lost as console cycles turn. Alternatively, there are the offbeat outliers completely shunned during their own lifetimes, only to be quietly ransacked by later generations of designers.
Here, we be remember 30 brilliant, idiosyncratic, challenging or just plain weird titles that have been erased from the gaming annals, or at least criminally overlooked. Each one of these did something interesting with gaming, just not interesting enough to be endlessly recalled in misty-eyed retro articles or on otherwise pretty good Charlie Brooker documentaries.
The second part of our trawl through gaming history’s less explored avenues
• The 30 greatest video games that time forgot – part one
It’s the second instalment in our look at games that perhaps don’t invoke as much warmhearted nostalgia as they really ought to. Some of these were huge at the time, but have since been overlooked, other managed to slip completely under the radar.
Many of these will be familiar to veteran gamers, though, so if you can think of some even more obscure classics, please add them in the comments section.