Listening to the fans is not always a good thing. For instance - the Switch wouldn't even exist if Nintendo listened to their fans. But now most seem to be very happy Nintendo went in that direction.
Nintendo often doesnt... they have their own vision of where to go, and just hope the fans follow.
I wouldnt really say Nintendo is big on listening to fans.
Necro-bump this 2020: http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=229249
Bumb in 2021: http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9047071