BTW, what is Nintendo's reasoning for giving certain regions a video game and anohter not. Other than Japan that is, becuase looking at some of the games it looks like they were exclusive to Japan from the beginning. For example, Europe/Austrailia got Super Mario 2 on May 25th, and are in line to get Shining Force eventually. Yet, US does not even have either of those on a list of future releases.
Can anyone make sense out of that for me?
I think it's an attempt to make everyone happy.
For us europeans it is pretty frustrating that the games always arrives in Japan/US first, and we are last priority.
However, Nintendo has switched things a bit up on the Wii (Europe got Mario Strikers first, US Mario Party etc.)
All pure speculation though...