The Japanese company has announced that it is joining Sony and Microsoft in cutting commercial ties with the Russian country due to the difficulties involved in sending material to this territory.
The war that has caused Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has been the focus of current information in all areas, including video games, with different companies in the sector creating different initiatives to help victims of war and canceling its commercial activities in the Russian country as a protest measure .
Today all of them are joined by Nintendo , which has also made the decision to suspend all shipments to Russia of both hardware (that is, Nintendo Switch consoles in all its models) and all its video games such as Pokémon Legends: Arceus , Triangle Strategy , Zelda Breath of the Wild and many others.
According to a statement to which Reuters has had access, La Gran N avoids commenting on the war and points to the suspension of shipments due to ” for the foreseeable future… due to considerable volatility surrounding the logistics of shipping and distributing physical goods.“
This is the second movement of Nintendo that causes this war since yesterday it also announced the delay of Advance Wars 1 + 2: Re-Boot Camp due to the current international situation without giving a date for a launch that could be delayed until the end of the Russian invasion.
Sony and Microsoft will also not sell consoles or games in Russia
With this announcement from Nintendo, the Russian country is left without new commercial shipments from the most important console manufacturers in the world, since Sony and Microsoft have also announced that they are suspending their activity in Russia, both for the sale of consoles and video games.
Furthermore, if we go one step further and look at video game developers, CD Projekt announced that its titles will also not be sold in Russia and has canceled access to its online store (GOG) from the country run by Putin while EA and other companies They have also announced their temporary exit from this market as a protest against the invasion of Ukraine.