The 3DS has been seeing the favor of some top japanese names in the industry and their games. Monster Hunter, Dragon Quest, Resident Evil.
With the monstrous success the platform has been enjoying in japan, and the obstinate dominance of its competition, Nintendo is seeing historical potential for support of its 3DS in the Japanese market for the current generation. This support would lead one to believe that some of the most prestigiousjapanese games may have their leading efforts created exclusively for the 3DS. In mind, I have IPs such as Final Fantasy, Devil May Cry, Metal Gear Solid and other legendary j-games of our industry.
Now Nintendo has always struggled to get support from these legendary games after the SNES, due to stigmas birthed out of 101 reasons (take your pic). However, it seems that if the trends continue, Nintendo may be able to shake off that stigma with the leading japanese platform, its 3DS.
Developers have a tendency to flock to the leading manufacturer in support for consoles. It was the case for the Playstation brand for its two dominant gens, and was residually the case during this gen. However, with Nintendo's latest ressurgence to the top of the pyramid, developers are begining to show Nintendo more confidence on the 3DS. As a manufacturer, this is a good sentiment leading towards the launch of its home console.
In a likely scenario where this sentiment translates to the WiiU, leading to j-dev support for the upcoming home console, it could possibly be the case that, with j-games exclusive to the Nintendo home console growing in quantity, that the top-tier games of that trend would make their way to western shores. If that is true, already one key in attracting core 3rd party support accross the board is secured.
If top j-games see U exclusivity, the ant-like behavior of developers will lead western devs to see a market for their top games on the Wii U.
Is this possible? There are other key factors for 3rd party support for the U, but is this not certainly one of those?