Shin-chan for Switch Free in the Nintendo Eshop
The bug, which has already been fixed, was discovered in the Nintendo Colombia eShop. The players only had to change the region of the profile and access the store of this country to be able to buy Shin-chan: Me and the Professor on Summer Vacation – The Seven-Day Endless Journey game without paying anything.
However, it was not that simple. The process involved the use of 4 Nintendo Gold Coins to be exchanged for the digital download of the game. These coins can be obtained by using codes obtained by purchasing Nintendo Switch games. Even so, it was as simple as redeeming a game in the Colombian eShop to have the gold coins needed to redeem them for the game.
At the same time, in the Nintendo eShop Chile, the same Shin Chan game appeared with a price of only a few pesos, which is equivalent to a few dollars. This other bug was also exploited by a large number of playersespecially by those who have not had the opportunity to put gold coins in their Colombian eShop account.
As of now, neither Nintendo nor the game’s developer, Millennium Kitchen, or its publisher, Neos, has commented on the matter. What was seen on social media was great support for the team responsible for the game with comments against the use of these bugs in the Nintendo eShop. After all, this is a serious blow to the creators of the game and it could have very negative consequences for the future of the franchise.
クレヨンしんちゃん『オラと博士の夏休み』～おわらない七日間の旅～ [Nintendo Direct 2021.2.18]
While it’s still necessary to know Nintendo’s take on what happened, it remains to be seen what will happen in the future. Presales could be canceled if contracts and fine print give legal support to Nintendo. It could also be that the games remain on users’ consoles and that Nintendo bears the cost of their sale, which would affect neither the developers nor their publisher. But there is a lot of uncertainty and, at the moment, it is difficult to know what the result will be.
Shin-chan: Me and the teacher on summer vacation is a delicious adventure game that has created a lot of buzz and adds another twist to the popular anime franchise. In Japan, it went on sale over a year ago, reaching a score of 32 out of 40 at Famitsu and standing out above all for its purely 2D aesthetic, as well as its laid-back style. For its launch outside of Japan, it has ceased to be exclusive to Nintendo Switch and is also coming to PC and PlayStation 4.
Recently, users received bad news when it was announced that the physical version of the game would be exclusive to Limited Run Games. Added to this is the eShop bug, which made the Shin-chan: Me and the teacher on summer vacation the team spends terrible last hours. The Shin Chan fan community hopes the troubles will soon be forgotten and all players can enjoy one of the most anticipated anime adventures of the year.
Shin Chan the games have never had trouble appearing outside of Japan. In the past, for example, the only country that had some of the games of this anime was Spain, because no other market had much interest in it. These days, Shin Chan is much more famous around the world, but these kinds of issues don’t help the future of the franchise.