In a surprise announcement Nintendo and Greece are set to part ways in 2016. The news comes direct from the Nortec Multimedia S.A who are the official distributors of Nintendo products in the country. It seems like the only way you will be able to get your hands on Nintendo games and merchandise is through importing which can be a relatively costly solution. Here’s what they said.
“DEAR PARTNERS AND FRIENDS,
AS YOU ALL KNOW, NORTEC MULTIMEDIA WITHSTOOD THE RELENTLESS ECONOMIC CRISIS WHICH AFFECTS OUR COUNTRY OVER THE LAST SIX YEARS. EVEN TODAY THE COMPANY IS HEALTHY AND OPERATES WITHOUT LOANS.
HOWEVER, A NUMBER OF IMPORTANT TRADE ISSUES WITH NINTENDO OBLIGE TO PUT AN END TO OUR LONG-TERM COOPERATION. THEREFORE, WITH GREAT SADNESS WE INFORM YOU THAT OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH NINTENDO ENDS ON 12/31/2015.
WE WOULD LIKE TO EXPRESS OUR GRATITUDE TO ALL OUR PARTNERS FOR THE HEARTY AND CONTINUOUS SUPPORT OVER THE YEARS AND OF COURSE ALL CONSUMERS AND FANS OF OUR PRODUCTS. ALSO, WE WISH NINTENDO THE BEST FOR ITS FUTURE PLANS AND ACTIVITIES IN GREECE, CYPRUS AND THE BALKANS.”