As a result of Australia's new R18+ rating, Mortal Kombat finally received a classification in this country. But while Warner Brothers waits to officially release the game here, Gametraders is exercising its legal right to import the game from overseas, slap an R18+ sticker on the game and sell it in-store — and why not?
"Yes we are selling the Mortal Kombat complete edition and it is selling really well," said Gametraders Marketing Manager, Rob Jenkins. "It is a very popular game and we are pleased to be able to put it on our shelves."
Parallel importing is completely legal in Australia. Previously the only thing holding a retailer back from buying in a game like Mortal Kombat is the fact that, without a classification, selling the game is — obviously — illegal.
Strange that it never entered my head before — of course a retailer like Gametraders would import and sell a game with a massively delayed Australian release. Why not do the same thing with Mortal Kombat?