18. Nintendo Wii U 2012
Naysayers may have thought that Nintendo’s step into next-gen would be aimed squarely at the core gamer, but the Wii U proved (by the name alone) that the company wasn’t focused on changing their formula. The Wii U may not be selling as well as was hoped, and the touchscreen Gamepad may still pack more potential than punch, but Microsoft and Sony are both emphasizing second screens in their next consoles. Obviously, they still don’t think it wise to underestimate Nintendo.