Nintendo has announced it will no longer distribute its games and consoles in Brazil, according to local reports.
In a statement – translated from Portuguese – Bill van Zyll, director and general manager for Nintendo’s Latin America arm, said: “Brazil is an important market for Nintendo and home to many passionate fans but unfortunately challenges in the local business environment have made our current distribution model unsustainable in the country.
“We will continue to monitor the environment in the country so that we can evaluate future opportunities.”
Brazil’s tax laws are notoriously tough on gamers and developers alike, with the PlayStation 4 recently receiving criticism over its extortionate price tag in the country. Today’s news will come as a bitter blow to Brazilian Wii U and 3DS fans.