Well, you have to realize Nintendo is only so stiff with it’s IP’s. Because they know the power that they hold with them.
Think about it, we could get video fanart, or forum posts of anything on DA. And it’s 90% Pokémon, Mario, Zelda, and Star fox. Which are all Nintendo IPs. Heck, when indie devs want to make clones of retro games they always go to Nintendo games. And, Nintendo can keep re-bundling old video games from years to decades ago. And still make a great profit. While most other companies can't break even on their own classics. Even if they sell their classics for half to one quarter the price of the originals. And, when it comes to special edition consoles. Nintendo still holds some of the highest record sells of special edition consoles.
And to top it all off. Nintendo’s characters are so recognizable. That every time I, or anyone else wears a video game shirt. That has a Nintendo character on it. It gets more likes then a one with any other game character on it.