Nintendo to launch in Russia

Reuters is reporting that Nintendo will officially launch in Russia later this year for growth potential some 20 years after dealing with the country to secure Tetris rights in an e. No word on exactly what hardware/software will be offered.

From the article: “With the U.S., European and Japanese game markets maturing, the Japanese video gamemaker known, for game characters such as Mario and Pokemon, needs fresh markets with strong growth potential. Nintendo’s European unit has already appointed a local agency to start selling its game hardware and software in November, the newspaper said.”

Good to see Ninty expanding. Any Russian readers out there?

[Thanks, Heitz]