Nintendo fans in Europe have heard some bad news this week, according tomedia. A new court ruling upts Nintendo’s current practice of not allowing users to cancel digital bookings. Consumer authorities in Norway and Germany are suing Nintendo, saying it does not allow users to cancel digital bookings purchased from eShop.
The case went to court late last year. This week, the court ruled in Nintendo’s favor, meaning the company can continue to do so for now. In response, the German Consumer Authority has appealed the ruling.
When the Norwegian Consumer Council first formally criticized Nintendo’s policy in 2018, it said it was in conflict with the European Union’s Consumer Rights Directive. It is understood that the directive requires consumers to be able to cancel online shopping and get a refund.