The video game industry has gotten a lot of credit for continuing to grow in the face of an economic downturn, but it seems as though our back patting should be focused on one red overall-clad plumber. Nintendo claims that it accounted for most of the industry's growth in 2008. And by most
, we mean 99 percent
We thought about double checking that astounding figure, but a quick look at the NPD
s was enough to convince us that it sounds, pardon the pun, on the money. In fact, we heard that Nintendo is considering an anti-bailout where the company buys a bunch of groceries for Uncle Sam and leaves it on his doorstep, with a little note that says, "From Your Guardian Angel." It's sweet.