“Due to the considerable volatility surrounding logistics.”
Nintendo has halted product shipments to Russia, the company confirmed today in a statement to Eurogamer.
The brief announcement makes no mention of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, contrary to previous statements by many other companies.
Instead, Nintendo simply says it has stopped shipping products to Russia due to the “logistics” of the situation.
“We have decided to suspend shipping of all Nintendo products to Russia for the foreseeable future,” a Nintendo spokesperson told Eurogamer. “This is due to the considerable volatility surrounding the logistics of shipping and distributing physical goods.
“Additionally, the Nintendo eShop in Russia is currently under maintenance following the suspension of Russian ruble transactions by the payment provider.”
While there is no comment – and certainly no condemnation – of the Russian invasion of Ukraine in this statement, Nintendo announced yesterday that it has postponed the release of the upcoming Advance Wars 1+2 reboot camp. exclusive to Switch until further notice “due to recent world events”. “.
Marketing materials for this game appear to have been taken down, Eurogamer found – including a posted trailer previously removed from YouTube.
Nintendo follows a long list of other video game companies that have given up on Russia for now, including Microsoft, PlayStation, EA, CD Projekt, Activision Blizzard, Ubisoft, and Take-Two.