If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Nintendo suspends Russian product shipments

"Due to considerable volatility surrounding the 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, as previous statements from many other companies have.

Instead, Nintendo simply says it has stopped shipping products to Russia due to the "logistics" of the situation.

"We have decided to suspend shipping all Nintendo products to Russia for the foreseeable future," a Nintendo spokesperson told Eurogamer. "This is due to considerable volatility surrounding the logistics of shipping and distributing physical goods.

"In addition, Nintendo eShop in Russia is currently under maintenance following the suspension of transactions in Russian rubles by the payment provider."

While there's no comment - and certainly no condemnation - of the Russian invasion of Ukraine in this statement, Nintendo yesterday announced it had postponed the release of upcoming Switch exclusive Advance Wars 1+2 Re-Boot Camp until further notice "due to recent world events".

Marketing materials for that game appear to have been withdrawn, Eurogamer has spotted - including a previously-published trailer being taken down from YouTube.

Nintendo follows a long list of other video games companies which have abandoned Russia for the time being, including Microsoft, PlayStation, EA, CD Projekt, Activision Blizzard, Ubisoft, and Take-Two.

Will you support Eurogamer?

We want to make Eurogamer better, and that means better for our readers - not for algorithms. You can help! Become a supporter of Eurogamer and you can view the site completely ad-free, as well as gaining exclusive access to articles, podcasts and conversations that will bring you closer to the team, the stories, and the games we all love. Subscriptions start at £3.99 / $4.99 per month.

About the Author

Tom Phillips avatar

Tom Phillips

Deputy Editor

Tom is Eurogamer's deputy editor. He writes lots of news, some of the puns and makes sure we put the accent on Pokémon.


More News

Latest Articles

Supporters Only

Eurogamer.net logo

Buy things with globes on them

And other lovely Eurogamer merch in our official store!

Eurogamer.net Merch