Nintendo has been in business longer than any of these other companies. They're almost twice as old Sony. When you say "games industry" I assume you mean video games, and what was Nintendo doing before video games? Of all the brands in this discussion, if video games were gone tomorrow, Nintendo's is the only brand that would probably continue. Playstation, Xbox, and Steam would be gone, obviously. Nintendo still produces card games. They would shift priorities and expand elsewhere, probably making quirky electronic toys.Of those mentioned, Nintendo and Valve are the only ones that are exclusively into games (development/publishing)
Microsoft has their cloud infrastructure, operating system, etc.
Sony has music, movies, tvs, etc.
That is, if the games industry were to magically disappear tomorrow, only Nintendo and Valve would die with it.
So those two care much more about the industry than any other company, since they have much more to lose.
They have to put their souls into it.
Nintendo has been making games since 1889. That is if you include their playing cards business.Nintendo 50+
Sony 40 or so
Everything MS brought to gaming is monetization of services that were free, a copycat streaming service, gaas without shame... Very few games, or play related.
Their track record is nothing to brag about, the stuff Google, Apple or Amazon could do to "damage" gaming has been mostly done.