Nintendo should make an m rated game or buy a developer that does. It seems that's what some people consider hardcore.
Why does a M rated game has to be hardcore. I consider M rated to mean it is not for a certain age. An E rated game can be hardcore. Batman Asylum is a super hero game but is considered hardcore. It is just as I stated before every console is hardcore and every game can be played hardcore. If blood and guts describe hardcore then there are a lot of horrible hardcore games but then again if I say they horrible someone else will say they are great. It is all in the eye of the gamer.