Reggie: "No European Brawl 'Till Autumn"
Posted by Sammy Barker
Cue: disgruntled, spoiled British gamers stating "Nintendo Wii is teh shite" because we get Mario Kart Wii and Wii Fit early to compensate.
In a recent interview with Reginald "Better Than Microsoft's Shane Kim" Fils-Aime on 1-UP.com's podcast he stated:
Interviewer: "In terms of us [North America] getting Wii Fit and Mario Kart after Europe, we're like, what's that about?"
GOD (Reggie): "Well, they don't get Smash Bros. 'til Fall, and they have to position these things ... It's more about hardware, in January when Smash Bros. and Wii Fit hit Japan, they got the lion's share of the 1.8m units they could produce every month, so in March, the U.S. will get the lion's share of the 1.8m units for Smash Bros. So in May, when Wii Fit hits, once again, they can re-allocate to America."
To me it makes perfect sense but to everyone else on the Internet - well you can imagine the reception of this news from the 12-year old forum goers who "only bought the Wii for Brawl".
All the same, good things come to those who wait and I'm happy to wait and enjoy Wii Fit and Mario Kart in the meantime. As for you guys, well that's up to you.
1up have since clarified their information as reported here, so it's not as bad as you might think.