But a single-version release would not be the best move on GF's part. What about the trades? Would they release a single-version remake, containing all 135 Gen III Pokémon just for the sake of an old so-called "pattern" of remaking games every two Generations? Wouldn't that be rushing things too much, while also hurting trading, the franchise's main gimmick, let alone hurting sales (as in 'I bought both versions to ease things out with trading')?
I think it's better, both for the audience and GF to wait for proper Gen III remakes in Gen VI than having them in the already dying Gen V. Let me show you why:
What gamers win:
- A fully 3D game (both in the meaning of polygonal graphics and fully animated battles, and stereoscopic 3D), with a much better look, and a much deeper gameplay.Seriosuly, what do you prefer, Hoenn-lovers? A DS, nice looking semi-3D Hoenn, or an awesome looking, full 3D Hoenn? That question is really easy to answer.
- A bigger game, thanks to the 3DS cards beast ROM capabilities in comparison to those of the original DS
- Gen VI features, instead of only Gen V features.
- Full-fleshed DLC instead of the gimmicky C-Gear skins and WT.
- Gen VI Pokémon.
What GF wins:
- A game for a handheld on its heyday, instead of a dying handheld people have stop caring about = Higher price + More sales = Much more $
- Two versions instead of one = More sales = More $
- Bigger, better looking game = Better critical reception = Good PR
So my take is that Gen V is already done and RSEmakes won't happen at least until after Gen VI has debuted.