If you live in North America and use Nintendo products, then you may want to make sure that nothing breaks for a while. This is because, unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic has resulted in more closures. Nintendo has announced on their North American support page that “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”.
As for the UK, its a somewhat different story. Nintendo UK’s support page says that “we are working hard to maintain high customer service standards during the current challenging times, but please understand that there may be delays in responses to messages and processing repairs. We would like to express our concern and support for all those affected by the COVID-19 outbreak during this challenging time. Thank you for your understanding and for your patience”.
Well, it seems like our Switch system and our Joy-Cons won’t be send in for repairs once the outbreak is over. But, at least we can enjoy some of the games that got release last week and will get release this week like Animal Crossing New Horizons and ported Nintendo Switch version, Saint Row 4.
My X button stopped working properly right before this all kicked off. It’s my 3DS btw. I’m too afraid to order a new button board because they are all coming out of China.
If you’re in America, you’re in about 1000 times more danger contracting the virus from a trip to your local supermarket than having something delivered from China.
That’s probably why I’m not going to the supermarket either?
tl;dr: don’t break your stuff now, because it’ll be awhile before it can get fixed.
I’d love to be able to beat this virus to an unrecognizable pulp by now.