And we got them localised. You seem to be nitpicking.
Funny. I could accuse you of the same.
...it took some time and effort on our part...
That is my criticism: It took concerted effort to convince a major game publishing company to literally do its damn job.
ITS ONE, PRIMARY JOB. These aren't even games Nintendo must invest into to get developed; they're already done, either by third party or as old titles. (I dunno, maybe the third party developers gave Nintendo shit about it? I can't imagine they would given that is their business relationship.)
I find it insane that they would withhold games that increase the appeal of their console when that is exactly their purpose; the exact business model they run.
More topically, Nintendo has had no excuses when it comes to re-releasing the Mother series.
They own the rights to the games; they can't even claim "prohibitive manufacturing costs" as digital distribution costs a small fraction of what physical media does to distribute and their last three systems (Wii, WiiU, 3DS) all have digital distribution options built into them.
I am left with no rational explanation, and they refused to capitulate until a their fans made a big PR buzz about it.
Really, why the fuck shouldn't I be skeptical, let alone cynical?
..why not just be happy that we got them at all? Didn't your mother ever tell you about gift horses?
Of course I am happy with the results of Operation Rainfall.
But that doesn't mean I should just cast critical thinking to the wind, or assume that Nintendo is going to budge again.
I mean, the fact that Operation Rainfall was necessary in the first place raises some uncomfortable questions about Nintendo and their business model.