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wrowa
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(02-10-2014, 07:08 PM)
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Nintendo announced their plans to expand their business into new markets a while ago. But what will be the first new region Nintendo's goint to tackle, you might wonder. China? India? Brazil? Or something different?

Well, here's your answer: Austria. ;)

Nintendo announced today that they will no longer continue their partnership with Austrian distributor Stadlbauer, who distributed and marketed Nintendo products in the small country since 1979. They plan to open a new office in Vienna in order to directly control the Austrian market.
However, if they are going to establish a proper "Nintendo Austria" is not known. The move was announced by Bernd Fakesch, General Manager of Nintendo Germany, so it's possible that their Austrian business will be a subordinate to Nintendo Germany.

Via:
http://derstandard.at/1389859840000/...in-Wien-nieder
norfair_zebes
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(02-10-2014, 07:10 PM)
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They did the same thing in my country last year. Now we have finally access to the European Club Nintendo!
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BocoDragon
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(02-10-2014, 07:11 PM)
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How will they deal with all the kangaroos?
chadskin
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Originally Posted by BocoDragon

How will they deal with all the kangaroos?

Austria. Not Australia.
Hiccup
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(02-10-2014, 07:12 PM)

Originally Posted by BocoDragon

How will they deal with all the kangaroos?

Austria doesn't have kangaroos
GulAtiCa
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Originally Posted by BocoDragon

How will they deal with all the kangaroos?

Wrong part of the world. :lol
RoboPlato
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(02-10-2014, 07:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by BocoDragon

How will they deal with all the kangaroos?

Reading is hard.
Heavy's Sandvich
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(02-10-2014, 07:13 PM)
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Got to start somewhere.
Zornica
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(02-10-2014, 07:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by norfair_zebes

They did the same thing here in Switzerland last year. Now we have finally access to the European Club Nintendo!

There's a difference though. Because there's already a Club Nintendo for Austria since last July.
So I am not sure what this is going to add.
BGBW
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(02-10-2014, 07:13 PM)
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So what other European countries still have third party distributers? I know Sweden (and the rest of Scandinavia?) has their own.
Kyzer
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(02-10-2014, 07:13 PM)
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How will they deal with all the Schwarzeneggers?
Mr. Smiley
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Originally Posted by BocoDragon

How will they deal with all the kangaroos?

You done shot yourself son.
KojiKnight
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(02-10-2014, 07:14 PM)
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I'm all for more subsidiaries like this under 2 conditions...

#1: They are actually given autonomy to make decisions for their region

#2: If they prove to be just unprofitable bureaucracy after 5 years they get dissolved.
Jamix012
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(02-10-2014, 07:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hiccup

Austria doesn't have kangaroos

Originally Posted by GulAtiCa

Wrong part of the world. :lol

Originally Posted by RoboPlato

Reading is hard.

I'd like to think it was probably a joke.
GoaThief
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(02-10-2014, 07:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by BocoDragon

How will they deal with all the kangaroos?

Send in the Terminator?

Originally Posted by Stumpokapow

OTOH, Nintendo desperately needs better presence in Europe.

The UK side of things definitely requires a bit of a shake up, customer service and support is terrible especially when compared to NOA.
Last edited by GoaThief; 02-10-2014 at 07:18 PM.
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OTOH, Nintendo desperately needs better presence in Europe.

OTOH, when they explicitly said developing markets, I assumed they meant SEA, ME/A, Latin America, and the BRIC.
Red Rudolph
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Originally Posted by Jamix012

I'd like to think it was probably a joke.

Not clever enough. I feel pretty safe labeling it "legitimate inattentive idiocy."
B.O.O.M
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(02-10-2014, 07:16 PM)
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Austria?

BocoDragon
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(02-10-2014, 07:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by chadskin

Austria. Not Australia.

Originally Posted by Hiccup

Austria doesn't have kangaroos

Originally Posted by GulAtiCa

Wrong part of the world. :lol

Originally Posted by RoboPlato

Reading is hard.

Originally Posted by Mr. Smiley

You done shot yourself son.

Hook. Line. Sinker.
TheGreatMightyPoo
(02-10-2014, 07:17 PM)

Originally Posted by Jamix012

I'd like to think it was probably a joke.

suppadoopa
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(02-10-2014, 07:17 PM)
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Why don't they open a new studio in yurop instead?
Kurtofan
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Originally Posted by chadskin

Austria. Not Australia.

Originally Posted by Hiccup

Austria doesn't have kangaroos

Originally Posted by GulAtiCa

Wrong part of the world. :lol

Originally Posted by RoboPlato

Reading is hard.

It is a joke.
CronoShot
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(02-10-2014, 07:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by BocoDragon

How will they deal with all the kangaroos?

nubbe
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(02-10-2014, 07:18 PM)
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Save Sweden too Nintendo!
Glass Rebel
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Nintendo's presence in Europe is pitiful and this is a move in the right direction. Now about Bergsala...

Originally Posted by BocoDragon

Hook. Line. Sinker.

Pie and Beans
Look for me on the local news, I'll be the guy arrested for trying to burn down a Nintendo exec's house.
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I imagine putting more effort into an actual Nintendo UK would make more sense than a country right next door to their current base of operations.
Ezalc
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(02-10-2014, 07:20 PM)
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Here I was hoping it'd be Brasil. *sigh*
Nilaul
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Same thing happened to Poland, Stadlbauer has been kicked out because they simply weren't doing their job. Now there gonna be represented by ConQuest and if they fail they will too probably be replaced.

http://microsite.nintendo-europe.com/poland-europe/

From 1st of March 2014, ConQuest entertainment a.s. will be the Nintendo distributor for the Polish market.
Last edited by Nilaul; 02-10-2014 at 07:23 PM.
KojiKnight
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Originally Posted by BocoDragon

Hook. Line. Sinker.

Damage control.
Lilalaunebaer
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Vienna huh. Gonna keep an eye open for job openings.
Zornica
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Originally Posted by Lilalaunebaer

Vienna huh. Gonna keep an eye open for job openings.

I can't imagine it being more than a small office.
who knows...

Originally Posted by Orniletter

is in Gro▀ostheim in Germany of all places.

....thats like in the middle of nowhere.

cheap + close to Europe's biggest airport?
Last edited by Zornica; 02-10-2014 at 07:26 PM.
Orniletter
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I always thought it was strange that Nintendo┤s european main central/ head quarter ....whatever you want to call it...

is in Gro▀ostheim in Germany of all places.

....thats like in the middle of nowhere.
Kleevah
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Just chiming in with all my fellow scandinavians here and hoping we get our own branch too. It really sucks to never be included in any of the european promotions and events that NOE does.
BocoDragon
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(02-10-2014, 07:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by KojiKnight

Damage control.

Because if it really was an Australian thread, a comment about kangaroos would be perfectly prudent.......
Teknoman
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Originally Posted by BocoDragon

Hook. Line. Sinker.

lol should've been obvious.
DeaviL
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Originally Posted by BocoDragon

How will they deal with all the kangaroos?

People might be laughing at us now. But wait till my brilliant plan to import kangaroos into Austria starts,
then we'll see who really laughs last.
Tesseract
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(02-10-2014, 07:29 PM)
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it's began
iamaustrian
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no surprise
Stadlbauer were TERRIBLE in doing their job. They didn't give a shit post N64 era and tons of people were complaining.

I saw that already coming at the WiiU launch when Nintendo set up an austrian eshop(unlike in Wii times when we had to share the shop with germany).

also:
Last edited by iamaustrian; 02-10-2014 at 07:31 PM.
KlytusImBored
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Vienna?? Shiiiiiit, Time to send my resume overseas!

I wish.
BocoDragon
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(02-10-2014, 07:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by DeaviL

People might be laughing at us now. But wait till my brilliant plan to import kangaroos into Austria starts,
then we'll see who really laughs last.

:( You're scaring me.
emb
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Originally Posted by DeaviL

People might be laughing at us now. But wait till my brilliant plan to import kangaroos into Austria starts,
then we'll see who really laughs last.

Scary. Then we would have no way to differentiate between Austria and Australia.
Guevara
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Off topic: the Vienna Zoo has baby kangaroos!

On topic: Seems like an extremely minor move. From the thread title I was expecting BRIC offices.
Zornica
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Originally Posted by DeaviL

People might be laughing at us now. But wait till my brilliant plan to import kangaroos into Austria starts,
then we'll see who really laughs last.

you are already too late
http://www.zoovienna.at/tiere/saeuge...ennettkanguru/

edit: lol me too -_-
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Originally Posted by BocoDragon

How will they deal with all the kangaroos?

notsureifseriousorthatsthejoke.gif
DeaviL
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Originally Posted by emb

Scary. Then we would have no way to differentiate between Austria and Australia.

Originally Posted by BocoDragon

:( You're scaring me.

Scary?
Try staring a kangaroo in the eyes for 10 Sec. those things are evil man.

Originally Posted by Zornica

you are already too late
http://www.zoovienna.at/tiere/saeuge...ennettkanguru/

edit: lol me too -_-

So much for my master plan...
Oh well, plan B: Demonic Koalas.
Last edited by DeaviL; 02-10-2014 at 07:34 PM.
Fantastapotamus
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I live in Austria and I approve of this. This will solve everything.

Originally Posted by emb

Scary. Then we would have no way to differentiate between Austria and Australia.

Bah. We still have Arnold Schwarzenegger.
AcademicSaucer
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Open a Latin American branch you dumb fucks
L~A
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That's pretty good news! But it won't change the horrible price for VG in Australia...

Oh come on, no fun allowed? :p

Seriously, it's pretty good news. I do remember Switzerland getting their own subsidiary a few months ago. I hope even more European countries will get their own subsidiary, not just for Club Nintendo.

Oh, and somewhat misleading title... adding (Austria) wouldn't have hurt, heh...
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Originally Posted by Nilaul

Same thing happened to Poland, Stadlbauer has been kicked out because they simply weren't doing their job. Now there gonna be represented by ConQuest and if they fail they will too probably be replaced.

http://microsite.nintendo-europe.com/poland-europe/

From 1st of March 2014, ConQuest entertainment a.s. will be the Nintendo distributor for the Polish market.

This was well overdue. Nintendo's presence in Poland is next to none.
DeaviL
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Originally Posted by AcademicSaucer

Open a Latin American branch you dumb fucks

I'm pretty sure they already said they were doing that (expanding their presence) with low Wii U prices in Br.

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