If they can create a new hit, they may be able to come back in a big way.
With all the variety out there it's hard to conceive of brand new genres for videogames, but Nintendo has a way of making it happen. There's much more out there than what we started with way back in the day and Nintendo has been responsible for a lot of it.
Even in recent years, the company put brain training games on the map, interactive pet titles like 'nintendogs' and let's not forget about interactive fitness titles that actually interact. Admittedly, they're not made for hardcore gamers, but new is new.
Nintendo needs a hit, and we're talking a really big hit, if they're going to be able to reverse things and go back to being profitable. This might be just the way to do it.