Were Nintendo ever really big here? I just remember everyone having the Sega Megadrive and then moving to the Playstation. I do remember people getting the N64 for Goldeneye and then a Gameboy for Pokemon, but that's it. After that it was PS2 and then everyone moved to the 360...
I just don't remember much Nintendo love here in the UK when growing up. Like Mario 64 came out here it was 1997 and Tomb Raider already came out in 1996. I see lots of Americans say that Mario 64 was their first experience with a game of that type, however over here Tomb Raider was a much bigger deal because it came out sooner.
A lot of the gamer content online is from the US and they hold a lot of love for Nintendo, I just never grew up with it and don't understand it. From my point of view I just seem them as a failing company who are a one trick pony of throwing out Mario again and again, it never interested me as a kid and it still doesn't today.
Just interested to see if Nintendo were actually popular over here and it's just my circle of friends and up bringing that was different?