I suspect Nintendo has a strict no-patch policy, which I think is the approach to take. If a game isn't finish don't release it. If it has fatal bugs that ship replace it. I wonder what kind of built-up demand there is for Smash Bros. That game did extremely big numbers with the GameCube (I think it was the #1 game), and in North America anyway seemed to be something *every* GC owner had, and everyone who had a GameCube owning friend was well familiar with (even if it didn't push them over the edge to get a system themselves). With the Wii being a hit, and hence people have confidence about buying it (that wasn't there for the GC), I wonder how many SmashBros players Nintendo will convert into SmashBros/Wii owners.