I'm a 20 year old man-child who, above all other games, is in love with the Super Mario franchise and Nintendo.
I attend art school in Boston, and have little money to purchase video games willy-nilly anymore, so I limit my spending on games to only those I really truly want, and would be elated to play. All of those games, I've found since entering college more than 2 years ago (save for a select few PS3 titles), have been Nintendo games.
My 3DS has been one of my best friends since Super Mario 3D Land came out back in November of my freshman year. It must be the most played 3DS game in my collection (and that's a collection that includes Ocarina of Time and Animal Crossing), as I still find myself playing it regularly more than a year later. The game is just so incredibly fun.
After all, that's all I want in a game. I just want to play, and have fun. There were few of those, as I like to call, gamey-games from this past generation of consoles that I really enjoyed, and most of the ones that I did were on the Wii, like Donkey Kong Country Returns, Mario Galaxy, and even New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Those games that are really about the skill of the player, and his or her enjoyment just playing it, as opposed to watching the spectacle of a cutscene in a big-budget HD shooter.
That's not to say these gamey-games weren't on consoles other than the Wii. They most definitely were, mostly in the form of downloadable titles. As somebody who loves this type of game though, it makes sense that I would be a Nintendo fanboy. They're focusing all of their resources on this sort of gamey-game on a retail scale. Of course it's going to be better than any old downloadable platformer or action/adventure on any other service.
And don't get me wrong, I'm no elitist fanboy trying to tout and champion Nintendo as the best of the best around and nobody is better blah blah you can't beat them they'll aways be the best Zelda Zelda Zelda Zelda... That isn't me. I'm saying that they make the games I most enjoy playing and looking at. And that's coming from somebody who loves all video games. I own and like (though the 360 to a lesser extent, mostly due to lack of exposure) both other consoles from this past generation, but found a general malaise in my interest for most of their game libraries.
As a student in college who loves Nintendo, I'm dying to get a WiiU. The games are very slowly going to start trickling out, which is absolutely
for my limited spending ability. My roommate and I regularly play Smash Bros. on the Wii in our room, so needless to say I'm excited for the WiiU iteration. Also coming very soon is of course Super Mario 3D World, which I think looks fantastic. The prospect of getting more like the 3DS game just makes me giddy, and with all the extra bells and whistles (and not to mention HD), I'm sold.
Here's a video I made about it.
Anyways, I'm 20 and I'm a big sucker for Nintendo. I guess that's my point.