fanbase: “WAH WHY DOESN’T NINTENDO START PUSHING AND LOCALIZING NEW IP”
nintendo: “vote for dillon’s rolling western and captain rainbow, as well as this old and good shit that nobody bought way way back in the 1980’s?”
fanbase: ‘WE’RE VOTING FOR POKEMON BISHOUNEN.
THE SAME THING EVERYONE COMPLAINS ABOUT IN JRPGS
BECAUSE DEEP DOWN WE DON’T CARE ABOUT VIDEO GAMES
WE WANT ANIME”
nintendo: “well hey we have professor layton that’s emotional and heartwarming and clever and different and—”
fanbase: “THAT’S NOT HOW YOU SPELL YAOI SHIPPING”
Nintendo didn’t choose the characters duder, these were fan chosen.