The announcement of "Pokémon X" and "Pokémon Y" for the Nintendo 3DS confirmed that a full-fledged "Pokémon" game isn't coming to the Wii U yet. While this is a disappointment to some fans, it was expected and Pokémon Company International's J.C. Smith explains why.
In an interview with Game Informer, Smith said, "I can't speak to the specifics, but traditionally Game Freak has always loved the game to be on a portable device because of the communication, trading, and the experience of taking this adventure with you. That's why they've always prioritized a portable version of the game first. They've always liked what you can do in the real world with that."
When asked why a proper Pokémon game has not appeared on a console yet, Smith said, "It comes down to what the creators want to do. Every time I’ve heard them talk about it, it’s been about the portable experience, taking the adventure with you, being able to share it with friends, communicate, trade, battle – really encouraging that interaction.
"Pokémon X" and "Pokémon Y" are due out this October for the Nintendo 3DS. The names of the two Legendary Pokémon were also revealed today.
Via: Game Informer