The war conflict that has caused the Russian invasion of Ukraine It has been the center of attention for current information in all fields, including video games, with different companies in the sector creating different initiatives to help the victims of the war and canceling their commercial activities in the Russian country as a protest measure. .
Today he joins all of them Nintendo who has also made the decision to suspend all shipments to Russia of both hardware (that is, of the Nintendo Switch consoles in all their models) as well as of all their video game What Pokemon Legends: Arceus, Triangle Strategy, Zelda Breath of the Wild and many others.
According to a statement to which Reuters has been able to access, La Gran N avoid pronouncing about the war conflict and points to the suspension of shipments for “the considerable volatility surrounding shipping logistics and the distribution of 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 season. Russian invasion.
In light of recent world events, we have made the decision to delay Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp, which was originally scheduled to release on Nintendo Switch on April 8th. Please stay tuned for updates on a new release date. Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) March 9, 2022
Sony and Microsoft will also not sell consoles or games in Russia
With this Nintendo announcement, 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.
Also, if we go one step further and look at video game developers, CD Projekt announced that their titles will also not be sold in Russia and canceled access to their online store (GOG) from the country run by Putin while EA and other companies have also announced their temporary exit from this market as a protest against the invasion of Ukraine.