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I am hyped by how great this looks, 3DS has had a great year, however this is probably the only retail game I will buy in the second half.....
Well, that's a two edged sword - if handhelds do not have several high calibre exclusives, it cuts into the reason to buy them. I think the Vita could testify to that, to a point.
Also, there is no doubt, over time, the Wii U or another Nintendo home console will get a game similar to this - its just a matter of time.
You kind of have to enjoy things in the moment, for what they are. 3DS has a great library, and this game shows every indication of being one of the finest - if not the finest - when it releases. Personally, I cannot 'poor mouth' that. Maybe I will upgrade to an XL, if I find a good deal, and enjoy it on a somewhat larger screen.
Just because there's a Wii U accessory like the Game Boy Player was for the GameCube doesn't suddenly mean that a 3DS release wouldn't be a 3DS exclusive. And the presence of similar console games is meaningless when we're talking about wanting to play DS/3DS games on a television.
Unless sales simply just didn't justify the expenditure, there's nothing there for them to lose if they were to release a 3DS Player accessory for the Wii U. It would only increase their customer base to sell games to and would sell more hardware than they'd of otherwise done.
Really the only thing they'd run the slightest risk of losing a small amount of revenue on would be overlapping games that are available on both their 3DS Virtual Console and their console counterparts. Otherwise a 3DS Player would just be a positive for both the 3DS and the Wii U programs.