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Submitted by Sestren 1666d ago | opinion piece

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. (Pandora's Tower, The Last Story, Wii, Xenoblade)

NukaCola  +   1668d 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
sinncross  +   1666d 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_Sloth  +   1666d ago
Read dedicatedtogamers' post. He speaks the truth.
dedicatedtogamers  +   1666d 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"!
tplarkin7   1666d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(3)
josephayal   1666d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(2)
Gen0ne  +   1666d ago
Man, there's some straight corny people on this site these days.
8bit_Nes_Rambo  +   1666d ago
Amen to that. I'm a bit of a cheeseball myself, but some folks here take it to a whole new level.
AWBrawler  +   1666d ago
indeed there are
SSIDEUP  +   1666d 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.
Mario4life  +   1666d ago
am i the only person who thinks that there will be a wii u port :)
Apotheosize  +   1666d ago
No they just love money much much more
SeraphimBlade  +   1666d ago
That's not the case either. Dozens of big Japanese games have actually sold more in the US than Japan and Europe combined. Even cruddy ones. Releasing those games here could nearly double their sales.

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