On the same day he decreed the Wii's price will not be lowered
, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata announced plans to bring its money-printing
home console to China and South Korea next year, following this year's supposed holiday season console shortage
"We suffer a global shortage of the Wii," said Iwata in a news conference (via Reuters
). "Our responsibility now is to deliver as many consoles as we can to existing markets ... But next year, I think we can bring the Wii (to China)."
Though China received the Nintendo DS in a timely manner, South Korea didn't get an official launch of the portable until January
of this year.