@HarmlessSyan Sure, but your own comment here is the problem. "For the short time I hopped over". If New Gen becomes "for the short time I hopped over" it's going to be a problem. Or if base game becomes "For the short time I hopped over".
The point, I guess, that I'm getting at is this: If they support both games, most players will not swap between games. That's as easy to see as the number of players that just play JP or just play NA. If people were willing to swap, they'd be playing both right now. But they're not. If they're not going to support both, then close the one you're not supporting so the player base stays together.