It's speculation, I'm not gauging or confirming anything. I should have explained it better. I'm not saying those "patterns" are set. Im talking more of in reference to development time. When they release a new generation, usually they need that year gap to work on the development of the next set of games coming. My point is, if Gen VI is released in 2013 there is a chance they will need 2014 off to work on the development of whatever games are coming next. The fact they need a gap year every time a new generation has been released since R/S indicates they usually need more development time after the main games of a generation are released as those completely brand new games take much more work than remakes/third versions/sequels.