Nintendo (NASDAQOTH:NTDOY) has one of the most valuable stables of characters in the video game industry, and with the successful launch of its Switch gaming console, the gaming giant appears to be in better shape to utilize its array of valuable properties.

Click through the presentation below for a look at five video game franchises that will have a big impact on the company's hardware and software businesses over the next decade.

"Mario Kart" characters racing on a rainbow track.

Image source: Nintendo.

5 Key Nintendo Franchises for the Next Decade from The Motley Fool.

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