Nintendo of America Watching Xenoblade in Europe
The past several months have been somewhat dull for the Wii. Actually, "somewhat dull" would be an understatement--there's been absolutely no noteworthy content hitting the console as of late. That raises a big question: why the heck won't Nintendo localize all of those cool RPGs that have been released in Japan lately?
Nintendo recently released a statement to IGN regarding the status of Xenoblade in North America. "We will be watching very closely what happens in Europe," said Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime. "Certainly if there are business opportunities and positive consumer uptake from some of those titles, that will be great data for us to consider as we look at what to do with these titles."
So what does this all mean? To me, it just sounds like the typical answer to give in this type of situation. People want Xenoblade (and The Last Story and Pandora's Tower) in North America. Nintendo doesn't seem to want to give it to us, but gamers keep pestering the company about it, so now we learn that Nintendo of America is "watching" the success of the game in Europe.
Nintendo, the Wii is on its last legs. Why not give it proper care and attention and provide a few memorable titles for North American gamers to enjoy as we bid farewell to the console? You hyped the heck out of the Wii years ago. Why ignore it now? Give us Xenoblade. Then give us The Last Story and Pandora's Tower.