Those of you that are eagle-eyed and have good memories may recall a couple of articles that we posted last year focused on the fortunes of Nintendo in Poland. We published a guest post by a teacher called Rob Burgess, a Nintendo fan living in the country that had a tough time finding a Wii U and up to date content from the big N. He outlined that despite the relative size of the marketplace, Nintendo had an exceptionally limited presence in the region, exacerbated by the fact that the company was temporarily without a distributor to improve the situation.
That distributor status was posted back in August 2013, but Nintendo of Europe has now confirmed on its micro-site that ConQuest entertainment a.s. will be taking over distribution for Poland from 1st March — the company is based in the Czech Republic.
While that may not mean Nintendo products flooding the Polish market and storming to success, for some of the reasons outlined by Rob Burgess in the article linked above it is at least a step in the right direction. Considering the facts that Poland is a part of the EU and has a population of nearly 40 million people, any extra market share will help.