Nintendo eShop payments suspended in Russia

A chorus of companies has stopped sales of products and services in Russia, and Nintendo is now one of them.

Nintendo has announced that it has suspended payments through the Russian Nintendo eShop.

The Japanese gaming giant has confirmed that the Russian eShop is now in “maintenance mode” as the payment service is unavailable. Nintendo Russia’s website support page says suspension of payments, which means you can’t buy new games, demos, DLC and more.

Here is what the statement says translated into English via Google translate:

“Due to the fact that the payment service used in the Nintendo eShop has suspended the processing of ruble payments, the Nintendo eShop in Russia is temporarily placed in maintenance mode.

We apologize for any inconvenience that may have been caused. We will share updates as the situation evolves.

Oddly enough, Nintendo of America’s Twitter doesn’t mention anything about the suspension. NintendoLife indicates that the digital store may be closed due to a third-party payment service.

Major tech companies like Microsoft, EA, Apple and Netflix and many more have halted their services in Russia following the country’s illegal invasion of Ukraine.

Timothy C. Mayo