Nintendo's Wii is to arrive in Korea this spring after a long wait from game fans.
The official launch of the game player may rattle the Korean game industry, which has been dominated by locally made online games that run on personal computers.
The usually reticent Nintendo Korea refused to confirm the release date. But it was found that the company had applied for the rating of its two best-selling Wii games, Wii Sports and Wii Play Wii, last week with the Game Rating Board ? a strong sign that the launch is imminent probably before Children's Day, which falls on May 5. In separate applications, Acitivision, an American game software company, also received ratings for its two Wii games in Korea last week.