Nintendo exits Brazilian market due to high tariffs

By Shawn Knight
Jan 12, 2015
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  1. Nintendo is no longer doing business in Brazil. The gaming giant recently halted hardware and software sales in the country citing high import fees and taxes for electronics importers as it contemplates its next step. Nintendo's decision will not affect...

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  2. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,341   +1,939

    Ouch! Oh well I guess this is one way to get the youth off their asses and play soccer instead.
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  3. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,142   +482

    as long as the soccer balls are locally made ;P
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  4. SantistaUSA

    SantistaUSA TS Booster Posts: 69   +11

    I grew up in Brasil and it is ridiculous what the government charges for imports, I've moved to the States in 2000 and when someone complains about the price of games been too high here I tell them you have no idea how good you have it here!
  5. SirGCal

    SirGCal TS Maniac Posts: 365   +136

    That's just nuts... Over inflating tariffs to try to impose companies to build within your country? What about the other countries? What if every country did that? So you want your own countries products and no others? Cause that's what is going to happen eventually. Good lord I make good money and even I couldn't afford that for a gaming system. Just not worth it. What about other products?!?
  6. EEatGDL

    EEatGDL TS Maniac Posts: 475   +153

    Damn, $1,500!! Almost the triple!!
  7. That's what happens when you put socialists in power.

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