Is the sun setting on North America's chances?

Nintendo has just responded to the public outcry for the epic RPGs Xenoblade Chronicles and Last Story and the action RPG Pandora's Tower to see localisation in North America via their Facebook page. The company stated:

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!

This comes particularly in response to Operation Rainfall, which has fans writing letters, flooding Facebook and preordering enough copies of Xenoblade Chronicles on Amazon via its placeholder page as Monado: Beginning of the World to make it, for a time, the top-selling video game on the site. Nintendo previously published all three in Japan and plans to bring Xenoblade Chronicles later this year to Europe and Australia.

What do you make of Nintendo of America's decision?