I'm not exactly sure what people expect form third party developers. What exactly, do people expect Nintendo to do? Offer them money? And if Nintendo offer developers money, exactly what do you expect they'll get in return? I can tell you. A port. Nothing special. I've seen these discussions happen time and time again. I've been there. The publisher wants money to port to a platform, but all they'll do is port. They won't want to add anything special - hell it's getting to the point where a publisher doesn't even want to do any real porting work aside from "making it run". Forget making effort to get it running at anything close to 60fps. So Nintendo give money and all they get is a port. Of a game that has already been sold on other platforms. That the core audience for that game already purchased. Where is the incentive for people to buy this port? What exactly does this give Nintendo? And I can tell you that reality because that is exactly what happened with the ports that made it to the Wii U - Need For Speed as an example. It performs better on the Wii U than it does on the 360 - they can use higher res textures and they had to do very little work to get it to run at 60fps. But it sold like crap. Not because the game was bad, but because it came out a long time after the other platforms and so the people who wanted that game, had already bought it. And as for the extended audience - so what of they're playing stuff on iPhone? So what if they "left the Wii" for their phones? Why shouldn't Nintendo go after that market again? Because of some messed up sense of entitlement that leeds to some bitter, twisted feeling of betrayal? If Nintendo can offer that audience something different, it does't matter if they have changing tastes - they key is to keep that audience engaged and to give them a reason to keep on coming back. Relying on some stagnant, unchanging demographic yields nothing but ever diminishing returns on larger and larger investments as hardware advances ramp up the engineering and art costs. It's no guarantee for success. I'll admit that just because Nintendo goes after the larger audience, doesn't mean they'll get it. But still, they can afford to take that risk, and it's a far better business case than going hunting in red waters where there are already two established big sharks.