This is an interesting statement. I know many people in Germany speak English as a second language, but I'm surprised to hear that those who speak German as a primary language would purchase the English version of a console game instead of the German version to save money. Or were those titles not available in German?
I study English literature and linguistics at university, so it's not a big thing for me. I don't care if the game is in english or german.
But there are more things to be taken into consideration. All the wii games in Europe are assembled in Germany (even Madworld was, which isn't even out in Germany). So most of the versions even have german language or subtitles in it. @all the Uk-Wii-gamers: would you mind to look at your games to prove my point?
Apart from Madworld and the RE4 uncut-version all the games were available (well some of them dubbed down), but, it wasn't a big thing, because I don't care if I see blood when I shoot someone in a game or need to see Nazi-symbols.
I just import because of the price, which is easily half than the price in Germany.