We get quite important news from Nintendo Europe. Apparently, starting tomorrow, July 1, the sale of digital download codes of their games in stores will no longer be allowed across the continent.
This means that chains like Instant Gaming, who has already confirmed it to us, and stores like that will no longer be authorized to sell the download codes from the company that are then exchanged in the console eShop. They will continue to sell eShop cards and other Nintendo products like DLC, but not game codes.
This is the message Nintendo has shared with Nintendo Life:
After a careful examination of the evolution of the European market in recent years, Nintendo has decided to end the availability of download codes through stores, from July 1, 2020.
Customers will be able to purchase Nintendo eShop funds, Nintendo Switch Online memberships and additional content such as expansion passes in stores across Europe. Nintendo Switch software download codes from other publishers will also be available.
We are always researching new avenues and will continue to work on new methods to bring the content of the Nintendo eShop to as many players as possible.
What do you think?