For many, playing video games is the only reprieve from boredom as lockdowns continue amid the ongoing coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. But for those whose console of choice is Nintendo, they’ll want to make sure to take good care of it — the company has today announced that the repair service center has closed as part of a preventive measure to contain the virus’ spread.
In a statement over on its official website, Nintendo explains:
“Due to preventive measures put in place for the COVID-19 coronavirus, and in accordance with federal and local guidelines, our repair centers are closed until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding. Once repair services resume, we will work as quickly as possible to get you playing again.
Please note that, during this closure, products sent in for repair may be returned to you as undeliverable.
If our repair center has already received your product, it will remain there until repair services resume. “
If you’re affected by the closure then we encourage you to head over to the site and read the full FAQ section for details. Essentially, the service center is closed indefinitely. You’ll have to keep checking back to the site for information on when it will reopen. Given the lockdown is supposed to continue for another couple of weeks yet, we’d suggest that’s a rough timeline to go by, but that could well change.
Today’s news follows on from that of AAA game studios sending staff home as social distancing measures are either necessitated or recommended by governing bodies across the world. That includes studios like Square Enix, Ubisoft, and Bethesda.
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