Although the Nintendo Wii has not officially launched in China yet, the game console have been unofficially imported into the country and demand for modifications of the console using modchips has resulted in the price for such modifications to drop from 500-600 yuan a month ago to 200 yuan (US$26) currently, according to industry sources in Taiwan.
Demand in China to modify Wii consoles with the Wiinja, CycloWiz or WiiKey modchip is growing fast. Retail stores have recently cut prices to clean inventories of consoles using the Wiinja and CycloWiz modchip under competitive pressure from the more advanced WiiKey modchip, the sources pointed out. The modifications to the Wii allows for the playing of much cheaper pirated game software.
The article also mentions that people are buying pirated games. Stupid question.. but do Wii games come on standard DVD's?