Rumour: Nintendo Is Looking To Release The Wii U In Brazil This Year
Posted by Liam Doolan
High import fees and piracy concerns no longer a problem?
As global as Nintendo is, there are still a number of untapped markets around the world. One of them includes Brazil.
Only recently did Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime single out Brazil as an important area of growth for Nintendo’s business future — explaining that the country had huge potential if particular hurdles could be overcome.
Now, Nintendoworld Brazil is reporting the Wii U will release in the South American nation on 26th November this year.
Previously, Nintendo has cited the country’s high import fees as a barrier, along with its own concerns about piracy. In submission with the U.S. Trade Representative, Nintendo listed Brazil as a country to watch for counterfeit goods. If the report is true, maybe Nintendo has found a solution to these problems.
If the Wii U is released in Brazil this November, how do you think it will cope? Will the system get by on classic Nintendo titles alone, or do you think it could use with some third-party support from EA and key franchises such as FIFA – especially leading into the 2014 Brazil World Cup? Tell us below.