Pre-May 5 launch probable for Korean Wii

By Patrick Garratt, Tuesday, 18 March 2008 17:47 GMT

According to this, Nintendo Korea is likely to launch Wii in South Korea before the country’s Children’s Day, which falls on May 5.

As the article points out, piracy’s a massive problem in Korea, an issue Wii is unlikely to be able to shrug off.

“Even before its official release, many game shops in major electronics stores such as Yongsan and Kukje Electronics Market have been selling imported Wii players that have a special chip transplanted to run duplicated game CDs,” said the story.

Have a read. Interesting stuff.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.

Comments

Headlines

Piracy

South Korea

  • Report - South Korea to block 3 hour+ online time for minors

    The South Korean Ministry of Education, Science and Technology is currently look at an act that would ban online accounts of minors that spend two hours consecutively or three or more hours in a day on online games, according to Gamasutra. The new policy follows the introduction of a similar bill two years ago in […]

  • South Korea's Pres: Why can't our companies develop products like Nintendo?

    South Korea’s president, Lee Myung-bak, posed a question during his visit to the Ministry of Knowledge Economy this week asking why the nation cannot build a  videogame hardware system to compete with the likes of Nintendo. “A lot of our elementary school children have Nintendo game machines. Why can’t our companies develop products like that?” […]