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Does Nintendo of America actually hate its fanbase? Or is there something else going on here?

Over the past few weeks Nintendo fans have united for a project called “Operation Rainfall”; a movement aimed at forcing Nintendo’s hand in bringing over the titles The Last Story, Xenoblade, and Pandora’s Tower. The operation seemingly failed though, as after a bit of hope initially emerged it was quickly shot down as Nintendo of America announced that it had no plans to bring the titles to the states. So what gives?

For the time being, I’m going to give Nintendo the benefit of the doubt. Yes, it’s true that Nintendo has thus far refused to bring over the likes of Fatal Frame 4, Disaster: Day of Crisis, Another Code: R, and, probably most infamously, Mother 3, to the states, but it seems to me like Nintendo may just be storing up for the coming winter.

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NukaCola1806d ago

Not localised The Last Story is bad juju. It looks to be one of the most incredible RPGs this gen. But Nintty has deprived the west before..Fatal Frame 4 & Mother

sinncross1804d ago

Im not going to condone Nintendo America's actions, but I think they are concerned that they would be investing in a release that may reap no profit.

I think they should go for the release but I can understand their hesitancy.

Lord_Sloth1804d ago

Read dedicatedtogamers' post. He speaks the truth.

dedicatedtogamers1804d ago

Let's review the FACTS:

It's not a simple matter of Nintendo not localizing games like Last Story, Xenoblade, etc.

A few other publishers (Xseed, Atlus) have OFFERED to publish these games! Look it up! And yet, Nintendo REFUSED to let anyone else publish them in english-speaking regions.

So, it's not just an issue of "Nintendo is being smart because they don't want to take the risk". OTHER PUBLISHERS are willing to take the risk and Nintendo still says "no"!

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Gen0ne1804d ago

Man, there's some straight corny people on this site these days.

8bit_Nes_Rambo1804d ago

Amen to that. I'm a bit of a cheeseball myself, but some folks here take it to a whole new level.

SSIDEUP1804d ago

Seems logical to me not to release these titles in the US. While I'd love to play several of them, the fact of the matter is that they'd be niche titles only and wouldn't make enough for Nintendo to invest in.

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