MI Digital, the much maligned local distributor of Microsoft’s Xbox 360, seems to have shut its doors for good – Leaving the country without a distribution channel for the console, its accessories, and first-party titles; Fan favourite games such as Gears of War, Fable II and Halo 3.
There’s no reason for Xbox owners to panic just yet – It seems Microsoft are aware of the problem and have issued an interim statement declaring that :
â€œXbox 360 in SA have confirmed that MiD’s Holding Company went into liquidation this morning. Xbox in SA is currently looking for a transition solution but can assure retailers and consumers that this situation will not interrupt the supply of Xbox 360 consoles and games to the market. As soon as we have confirmed the way forward we will inform the media.â€
Rumours of their financial demise started circulating when their Xbox 360 support was shifted to a company called Powercare. What’s to become of the hapless souls who have 360’s just waiting to die on them?
Attempts to reach them using local Xbox support number have thus far been fruitless, but until we’ve received direct confirmation from Microsoft or a representative of MiDigital, we’re pegging this as rumour.
We’re doing our utmost to contact the relevant parties for confirmation, so watch this space!
Source : doGaming
Last Updated: June 30, 2009