Playing with power again: Nintendo having a heck of a run this holiday

After one of its worst years since the early ’80s, Nintendo is finishing strong these last couple of months by releasing really good games that are rewarded with strong sales.

The company released the marvelous Zelda: Skyward Sword this month, followed by a strong Mario outing for 3DS. Up next: Mario Kart 7, which is also garnering very positive reviews early on.

What’s more, Nintendo president Reggie Fils-Aime is eating humble pie. “We had to go back and reduce the price of 3DS and we certainly don’t want to go through that when we launch Wii U,” he told Reuters this week.