Well, Nintendo certainly made some big strides this year talking about actual games this year instead of glorifed toys, and from an objective perspective they did everything they needed to do. They announced some big titles, hyped titles that needed hyping (Conduit), hyped the DSi, and threw in a big announcement at the end (Metroid: Other M). Honestly, though, I came away from this conference rather indifferent. Yeah, they announced 2 new Mario games, but neither really excite me as sequels to games I didn't particularly find thrilling either. I'm very troubled by the thought of the legendarily sadistic Team Ninja making this new Metroid and I'm not thrilled with this new direction, but I'm willing to give it the benefit of the doubt for the moment. Seriously, though, where was Zelda Wii and Pikmin 3? Or something different like a Good (if I could bold that, underline it, add astericks, and top it off with big glowing neon signs I would) Star Fox game, or something completely new and interesting altogether?
Like I said, Nintendo did what it needed to do. It just didn't have much this year that excites me that we didn't already know about. Sure a hell of a lot better than Sony and Microsoft did this year, though.