BREAKING : Nintendo stops selling video games online in Russia
As the Japanese corporation closes its operations in the increasingly isolatednation, Nintendo has announced that it would no longer sell games in Russia through its online store.
The modifications, which were made and took effect on Wednesday, come after Nintendo stopped shipping its goods to Russia in March 2022 as a result of the invasion of Ukraine.
According to a Nintendo statement, Russian users can still redownload previously purchased content but cannot make new payments or open new accounts.
Following the stoppage of shipments, "Nintendo of Europe has decided to wind down operations of its Russian subsidiary," the company stated.
Payment details associated with Nintendo accounts, like credit card or PayPal account information, have been removed for security reasons.
Because its payment provider has ceased allowing transactions in rubles, Nintendo's eShop in Russia was already "under maintenance".
Since the start of the Ukraine war, an increasing number of global corporations have stopped doing business in Russia whole or in part.
Business interruption has been mentioned by some, while fury over President Vladimir Putin's decision to send soldiers into Ukraine in February of last year has been directly linked by others.
In March 2022, Sony, a competitor of Nintendo, stopped shipping hardware and software to Russia and shut down the PlayStation Store there.