A growing body of evidence suggests that the top three are Mario, Zelda and Pikachu, the world’s most popular video game heroes.
In a new video game ranking, The Guardian says that in terms of “player choice”, Mario, the Mario character, is the “most iconic”.
The survey, which is based on a survey of 3,000 people from all around the world, found that Mario was seen as the “best in the game”, followed by Zelda and the Pokemon character Pikachu.
“Nintendo has taken the bold decision to take a gamble with its fans, and this latest survey confirms that,” it says.
“The Pokémon series has become a hit worldwide, with sales of nearly 1 billion copies.
In Japan alone, over two billion Pokémon have been sold, and more than 20 million Pokémon have now been released worldwide.”‘
Nintendo has been bold’The survey also found that Nintendo’s most iconic character, Princess Peach, is seen as “the best-loved character in the series”, with a score of 9.2, and a “strong” rating from critics.
Mario’s image is also rated highly, with a rating of 8.9.
The Guardian’s video game rankings show the top-ranked game characters on a scale of one to 10, with the highest score being a 10.5.
“There’s no question that Nintendo has been courageous with its Pokémon franchise,” said Nintendo UK marketing director Michael Brough.
“We have always looked to provide our fans with a unique experience, and the Pokémon series is no different.
We’ve done a lot to improve the quality of the games and continue to push the boundaries of game design.”
The Guardian reports that the results show that Nintendo is “on track to surpassing Nintendo’s sales and revenue records”.
Mario is seen to be the best-known video game character with a worldwide rating of 9, and his popularity is increasing rapidly.
The Pokémon series was created in 1996 by Japanese game developer Shigeru Miyamoto and released for the Nintendo GameCube in 2002.
It was a huge hit, selling more than 1 billion units in the US alone.
Since its release, the series has grown in popularity, becoming a hit in countries including the US, Australia, France, Japan, Spain and Brazil.