Nintendo official update on Operation Rainfall: never, never, but maybe

Just caught wind of this on Nintendo's official Facebook page:

Thank you for your enthusiasm. We promised an update, so here it is. We never say “never,” but we can confirm that there are no plans to bring these three games to the Americas at this time. Thanks so much for your passion, and for being such great fans!

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Warprincess1164469d ago (Edited 4469d ago )

Wow did anyone of you guys read the comments in the article. Some of those guys only owned a wii this generation. Wow they are missing out on so much. Anyway Nintendo needs to see if these game sell well. There isn't exactly a hardcore market on the wii and i don't blame them for not bringing it to america.

pepsilover_20074469d ago

and yet you have one bubble go troll somewhere else

killerhog4469d ago

the troll is kinda right though lol

EYEamNUMBER14468d ago

a troll is NEVER right if they were then it wouldn't be trolling

firefoxprime4468d ago

@warprincess: Why are you always trying to post first?

Anyways. There's such a minimal hardcore market on the wii because "Nintendo" was the one who pushed for that market. To release those games would create a market that doesn't line-up with their casual trash. I mean seriously? Have any of thsoe CEO's ever walked into the Wii section at a Gamestop? Ugh.

killerhog4468d ago


the Wii doesnt have a hardcore market and lacks third party support. she/he is right dude. ill admit flaws/faults about the ps3 so you guys need to admit them for the wii as well.

another thing too many wii games do not get imported to the U.S because either the demand for it is small or non-existing. only known franchises and fitness wii games sell outside of Japan

koehler834468d ago

There are ways around limited demand. The easiest is a limited publication. Atlas does it all the time, in fact every time.

The best and most practical way is by pre-order only.

rks894468d ago (Edited 4468d ago )

At this point it isn't about whether or not it can sell or not. I'm sure they can localize at the very least one of the three titles and not hurt their bottom line that much considering their already getting localized for europe ( in terms of zenoblade and last story ) and the fact that they've a ton of money this gen. Nintendo says it wants to get core gamers back with the wii u. If want to show that, they should start by filling an currently abysmal lineup with the only games to play being zelda and kirby. At this point in the wii's lineup, this is about given a token of gratitude to your existing fans that are left whom bought the system.

Urmomlol4468d ago

These so called journalists might want to investigate and find out whether Nintendo of America has the licensing to publish them in America before going on a goddamn crusade.

Believe it or not, just because you publish a game in Japan doesn't mean you automatically can do it in North America.

That's why Demon's Soul was published by Sony in Japan, Atlus in America and Namco Bandai in Europe.

It's not even asking for common sense, it's asking for goddamn investigative journalism.

tunaks14468d ago

well they are published by Nintendo in Japan and Europe, why wouldn't that cut it for NA?

Urmomlol4468d ago

Not saying it doesn't, but unless it's confirmed, it's entirely speculative, which is bullshit journalism.

koehler834468d ago

Well it seems to me that nobody has the publishing rights in North America, but Nintendo did previously announce that they were publishing it in North America. If something had fallen through, at the very least, NoA would know about it.

digitaleraser4468d ago

In videogame publishing, if a game is published by a different company elsewhere in the world, it's usually not because that publisher didn't have the rights, but because that publisher didn't want to publish it / didn't think it would sell enough in that country to be worth it, and gave the rights for that country to another publisher that made an offer. Atlus publishes a lot of games in the US that the original publishers had no interest in doing.

The difference with these three Nintendo games is that Nintendo doesn't typically let other publishers like Atlus publish their games in the US...so it's either Nintendo Of America who does it, or we don't get the games period.

Peaceful_Jelly4468d ago

I love how Nintendo treats they core fan-base. /s

But don't worry because someday someone is gonna make a fan translation. I hope...

zerocrossing4468d ago (Edited 4468d ago )

Will it be coming to Europe?, Well I feel bad for you guys in the US Nintendo hasn't been treating you well when it comes to localisation. You cant blame them to much though a lot of people shun and bad mouth these games it was bound to happen eventually, Anyway I hope you guys do get these games.