jj984jj said:gerg, I still don't see your point, if you're not defending their business decision to leave unlocalized titles in Japan due to their lack of sales potential then beyond "shit happens" do you even have one?
My point is that ultimately this is a reasonable strategy (something which may or may not be debatable dependent on whether or not Nintendo is being overly conservative). I don't want to try and spin their strategy as something that is good for us.
Regarding Nintendo itself, it's also good that they cut their losses, but I imagine that if it were up to them, they wouldn't need to. (As in, all games that they would release would be profitable.)