People carry more interest on the likes of GTA, Call of Duty, Battlefield and the like over things like Mario and Pokemon.
People also like having games they can just jump right into, and online games that nail that, nail the audience. Gamers are a competitive bunch, and without catering to that, a lot of games fall into the 'one time only' category.
This idea is heavily reflected in mobile gaming as well.
And can we please stop believing that Nintendo is the only saviour against these mature games. Can I at least hear a clap for the likes of Level-5, Namco Bandai, SEGA, Capcom, Atlus and Ubisoft, to name a few. Professor Layton, Phoenix Wright and Rayman Origins aren't exactly what I'd call gory or violent, and they're definitely not far from interesting either.
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