@MindWanderer - It would make sense to market the thing with the games that made it popular in that area, but I see that according to Nintendo UK, Euro release will match the US titles. Given that, I would guess that Nintendo based the list of titles from international sales numbers instead of just US numbers to combine markets and lower console production costs by only making two consoles options instead of three.
Of course, I don't have sales numbers for each game handy to back that up, but the example of Mother 2 you use would make sense, since Mother and Mother 3 were never released outside of Japan and as has been pointed out before, nostalgia marketing dictates that we must be slaves to good-selling familiarity....
Soooo, sort of necro-posting, right? Well, as you know, Speeding Towards Adventures, which I was directing, was released a few days ago; so I'm interested in starting a new project, and this might be a perfect candidate. This game turns 25 in 2021, so we've got a plenty of time. But at first we need to generate some interest, right? What do you guys think?
Details on the Japanese Super Famicom Classic have been revealed. A different list of games, as with the NES/Famicom Classic, but the choices are interesting.
Japan gets, that US doesn't:
Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem
Legend of the Mystical Ninja
Panel de Pon
Super Street Fighter 2: The New Challengers
Japan does not get:
Kirby's Dream Course
Street Fighter 2: Hyper Fighting
Super Castlevania IV
I'd just like to point that last one out. The U.S. doesn't get localized versions of Mother or Mother 3 for decades after their Japanese releases, but then they decide to give us Mother 2 and not Japan for once.
I'm also completely baffled as to why the U.S. and Japan get different versions of Street Fighter 2.