well, actually you can http://kotaku.com/gaming/top/nintendo-sending-out-free-wii-dev-kits-190706.php 2 ways you can go with this. Nintendo, with their vast business knowledge of making money, are making enough from bigger studios buying Dev kits that they can go forth and distribute kits to smaller studios to get some more damn games out. The other side being nobody is buying them. But from the huge 3rd party developer support I suspect this not be the case. Weren't Epic offered a free dev kit too?