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.”

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