Nintendo becomes the latest game giant to stop selling in Russia

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Nintendo has halted all shipments to Russia for the “near future,” but stopped publicly supporting Ukraine.

In a statement provided to IGN, the gaming giant said the rapidly changing situation surrounding the export and sale of its products in Russia had forced the move, meaning it did not do so at all. clear way to support Ukraine, as many other companies have done.

Update: Asked by IGN if the company would issue a pro-Ukrainian message, a Nintendo spokesperson provided the following message: “We want to express our concern for all those affected. affected by the conflict”.

Nintendo told IGN: “We have decided to suspend shipping of all Nintendo products to Russia for the foreseeable future. This is due to significant volatility around shipping logistics and distribution. reality.”

The company also announced on March 7 that the Russian eShop has been put into maintenance mode, meaning that no users in the country will be able to purchase games or other digital content. This also doesn’t necessarily favor Ukraine, as Nintendo says its payment service has stopped processing Russian rubles, forcing the eShop to temporarily close.

Yesterday, Nintendo also indefinitely delayed Advace Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp “based on recent world events”.

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