Video game companies, such as Microsoft and The Pokémon Company, have suspended their sales in Russia and have made charitable donations in support of Ukraine in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine last week.
As reported by the lovely folks over at Nintendo Life, the eShop in Russia has been placed into maintenance mode as payments through the Russian eShop are not currently being processed. Right now, it is unclear whether or not this change was made by Nintendo itself in response to the invasion, or if it was made due to the payment processor not handling payments in the region at this time.
Nintendo of Russia has released a support article in regards to this suspension. Translated through the built-in translation function in Google Chrome, it states the following:
Due to the fact that the payment service used in Nintendo eShop has suspended the processing of payments in rubles, Nintendo eShop in Russia is temporarily placed into maintenance mode.
We apologize for any inconvenience caused. We will share updates as the situation develops.
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