Australian gamers are (sadly) used to certain games not being made available here, usually for reasons unknown. The latest non-offering is Fast & Furious: Showdown on Wii U, which appears to have had its local release nixed by Activision.
Daniel Vuckovic over at Vooks noticed the omission in a recent press release from the publisher. A quick investigation of EB Games’ website confirmed the news, with the game pulled from the retailer’s online catalogue.
Vuckovic notes that Fast & Furious is by no means in an exclusive club, with the Wii U SKUs for The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct and 007 Legends — among others — also being denied local releases by Activision.
I don’t think anyone’s going to be especially troubled by the news, but that doesn’t stop one from wondering. Is it because the aforementioned games have been received poorly by critics and combined with the smaller market, it’s not worth the effort (or expenditure)? That would certainly make sense from a business perspective.