Let’s-A-Go!! Nintendo Says Goodbye to Brazil: A Free Market Analysis

Derik Moore of Gaming Rebellion writes: "Brazil’s video game market is odd, to say the very least. For many years, well into the 1990s, the dominant system was not the NES or even the Super NES it was Tec Toy’s version of the Sega Master System. Today, console gaming makes up a very small part of the gaming market in Brazil as more gamers turn to things like mobile and free-to-play instead of traditional video games. Many popular games from newer consoles were actually ported to the Sega Master System with great success just for the Brazilian market; Mortal Kombat is arguably the most well known of these. This could be partly due to how badly the government intervenes in the gaming market."

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