Nintendo and Greece are set to part ways starting from next year, as the video game manufacturer and publisher will cease the selling of its products in Greece later this year on the 31st December 2015.

Nortec Multimedia S.A. is the group that has been responsible for distributing Nintendo’s games and services across the country, but made the following statement in light of its recent, heavy-hitting decision.

“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.”

Let us know your thoughts on the situation, especially if you’re affected by it.

  • Well that sucks! Best of luck to them though when the economy fully collapses.

  • Shubhendu Singh

    Is Greece ever going to get on their feet. Things are looking grim.

    • Peter word vita

      As long as Greece has free mason politicians,doing the dirty work of various organizations and not obeying their people,then no. Multinational corps and banks have “bought” people to become politicians and destroy our country.

      • DarthDiggler

        @petroskoutras:disqus

        Didn’t the Greek people elect those people that spent all that money and drove the country into crisis? I am not that familiar with Greek politics, but unless the elections are a complete sham (meaning peoples votes don’t count, etc) the people are responsible for the turmoil via the elected representatives.

        If you have a country with many government funded programs that stuff all works great as long as you don’t run out of other people’s money.

        I fear when this will happen to the USA. Or even large states such as California.

        • Peter word vita

          The greek people have been decieved from their promises! It’s half of their fault and half fault of the traitor politicians

      • DarthDiggler

        @petroskoutras:disqus

        Didn’t the Greek people elect those people that spent all that money and drove the country into crisis? I am not that familiar with Greek politics, but unless the elections are a complete sham (meaning peoples votes don’t count, etc) the people are responsible for the turmoil via the elected representatives.

        If you have a country with many government funded programs that stuff all works great as long as you don’t run out of other people’s money.

        I fear when this will happen to the USA. Or even large states such as California.

    • Peter word vita

      As long as Greece has free mason politicians,doing the dirty work of various organizations and not obeying their people,then no. Multinational corps and banks have “bought” people to become politicians and destroy our country.

  • Joseph Charles

    Hey…. At least they know how us egyptians feel, games never release here :/

  • DarthDiggler

    @Steve Wright (Author)

    Just going by the scant information you provided here how do we know Nintendo isn’t looking for a replacement for Nortec Multimedia S.A.?

    Especially when they say “we wish Nintendo the best for its future plans and activities in Greece, Cyprus and the Balkans”. Just because Nintendo is ending one relationship with a regional partner doesn’t mean Nintendo won’t released games in that region in 2016.

    Your article doesn’t really say either way. Did you neglect to add some information or are you just assuming no Nintendo games for Greece in 2016?

    FYI — If you are going to bother to write an article do so with the objective of informing your audience of the facts.

  • Παναγιώτης

    Well christmas in Greece wont be as the old days…

    Even large retailers such as Public.gr Kotsovolos.gr etc dont have almost anything about Nintendo…

    You go to the stores and see.. well 3-4 games in a shelf.

    On the other half you see huge rooms filled with PS4 and XBOX One games.

    and also there are large publishers that wont bring ANYTHING for a Nintendo Console (such as plaisio.gr).

    Sad times for Nintendo in Greece…

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