Originally Posted by Transfixed
THEORY: You know how all the third party developers were caught off guard by the success of the Wii and are scrambling to catch up? Well supposed Nintendo was caught off guard too? Perhaps the original plan was to release shortly after the Wii launch with a Smash Bros that was just a slightly updated version of the Gamecube game? But then in those first couple months after launch they realized that they were onto something MASSIVE with the Wii and changed the plans for Smash to be a much more ambitious project worthy of the success of the Wii?