I have to imagine turning Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros. into annual franchises would eventually cause franchise burnout among the casual Nintendo consumer. I would imagine the risk of consumer burnout exacerbates the cost of having to perpetually devote resources each year to those titles.
Took the words right out of my month. Also allows them to make other games while their old ones continue to make money. Smart business all around.
I hope they never do it cause the delay between them is a good thing imo
Agreed. Less time to work on a game for best results, and kills the hype you feel for the game as well thru time!