Now that a few days has passed since my heartbreak
at the hands of Nintendo, I have finally been able to think straight again and actually find reasons to why Nintendo broke thousands of fans' hearts.
It seems that Nintendo is trying to get a hold of the Spanish speaking population
(note: I do not agree with the words the guy chose) . Having seen commercial after commercial of the new Mario Kart Wii Bundle
all over Univision and Telemundo numerous times during the last few weeks: Which brings me to my first reason as to why the big three games are not yet being released or announced by NOA, because
1. They are waiting for the Spanish translation.
Think about it brothers & sisters. Nintendo is trying to get the Spanish speaking population , which, at least in some cases from what I have seen, buys systems years after its release. I tutored about 5 Mexican children and all of them had things like Gameboy Advance Sp's and Ps2's, no current gen systems leading me to believe that time of release does not seem to matter much. However, most of the Dominican children had current gen systems. (BTW I am bilingual so the the company I worked for thought it was best to pair me up with Spanish speaking families only)
The Wii, is on its last legs as far as we know. Gamers that did not get the the system on day one will buy the Wii now since it is cheaper and has many great games. In comes Xenoblade, now in Spanish to be picked up by new consumers and since it is in Spanish it is available and playable to a wider audience, which is very good for Nintendo especially since NOA did not spend much on translating it to Spanish since NOE did.
2. Nintendo now sees the Wii as a new system
thanks to the new target audience. Meaning Nintendo would rather the audience play through Mario Kart, Wii sports, and Super Mario Bros. Wii before showing them that the Wii does epic games like Xenoblade and the Last Story.
The Wii has many great games that a new audience obviously has no idea about. Why not let them enjoy those then release new games at a later date? speaking of many games...
3. Nintendo wants gamers to buy more 3ds' and/or 3ds games
instead of ignoring their 3ds' in favor of games on the Wii. Notice 3ds owners got Zelda: OOT, then they are getting Devil Survivor, Star Fox, Paper Mario,Mario Kart and finally Luigi's Mansion 2. Why would you want a Wii game, you want to sell, released when you have so many games releasing on another system? Other than the fact that fans want them now? once again speaking of games...
4. Tis the time for Call of Duty, Gears of War 3, and Zelda
. Seriously, Why release a new ip when three of the biggest juggarnauts are going to see releases this year? Three games that are going to sell a crapton of copies, Who will buy Xenoblade but the most hardcore fan? Gamers will be busy this holiday season no need to release a game most will ignore.
So, Now when you really stop and think about it, Nintendo has plenty of reasons to not release or announce three brand new titles for North America. However it still has no reasons to give a crappy pr response.
What do you all think? Are these reasons valid or is there another reason why Nintendo is torturing its most loyal fans? read