I am not sure if you are serious? Mario, Pikachu, Link, Zelda, Luigi, Donkey Kong, Yoshi, Kirby, Toad, Peach, Bowser...are some of most popular and most valuable characters and IPs in gaming industry, I am not even heard for last 3 PS characters that you mentioned and you mentioned them like example of great and popular characters. :D
This may be the case for Nintendo fans and some older gamers who grew up with Nintendo,Only Mario(he's practically a Mascot for the Japanese nation nowadays) and Pikachu are recognizable if one isn't a Nintendo fan/Knowledgeable gamer or just a casual gamer.
its just like in Sports, NBA Stars are household names in the USA and i assume those soccer/football stars are in Europe/latin america.Last edited by Lesianimanalo - on 25 September 2018