Nu Metro to Release the Wii?

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I reported earlier about the rumours brewing on the forums that Nu Metro is going to be distributing the Nintendo Wii in South Africa. The rumour says that it will be released locally in August and will retail for +- R3000.

Since Ster Kinekor are the distributors of the PlayStation it is not a long stretch to see why Nu Metro would want to import the Wii, especially since it is outselling everything out there at the moment.

I contacted Nu Metro and asked for them to comment and got a very general response from the Nu Metro Interactive Product Manager, Kevin Oberholster stating

“Currently the license has not been awarded as yet for the territory, any announcements would come from Nintendo on the finalization of the distribution agreement for final confirmation.”

So make of that what you will…

Here is my translation…

Currently we are going to be releasing the Wii in South Africa but we have yet to finalise all the details with Nintendo and therefore cannot release anything at this time.

So watch this space and we will see what comes of this…..

Last Updated: March 17, 2007

Gavin Mannion

I for one welcome our future robotic overlords

  • Console_King_Ninja

    Somebody has gotta do something about this!! I need a wii!!!!!.
    I live in Namibia and have been dreaming about this puppy since the launch in the states.
    I check wii stock every day just to find another red thumbnail glowing with a hellish fire: “out of stock.” Thats in the UK.Seems that the US can supply me with 1 for a lot cheaper but then again I have to buy NTSC games which I don’t want cause we’re on PAL.I can always buy a modchip to play both regions or maybe a loader.mmmm.I just dont know what to do decisions, decisions…….

    I would love to support our local market(Namibia/South Africa) so I beg of u….

    AFRICA.GET UR SH!T IN GEAR.SOMEBODY GET A LICENCE TO SELL THE BLOODY THING!!!
    I WANT TO BUY A WII. I GOTTA HAVE IT.MAKE IT HAPPEN!!!!!!!!!1!!

    By the way, I’m a proud xbox 360 owner.I love the damn thing.Way to go billy boys.

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