So I was a little off on the hype back then. Still, I was convinced enough to put my money where my mouth was. I went on to invest a fair chunk of my investment portfolio in them, and the rewards are paying off handsomely right now. Currently, Nintendo stock makes me more money than my job. And, at 27, this head start is lowering my retirement day every time it goes up. This is the next iPod (albeit, not with an 80% market share, but in terms of holiday shopping sprees).