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Nintendo has lost in front of a German court and now has to grant its customers more rights. The 14-day right of withdrawal applies to online purchases even if it is a pre-order with Preload. Nintendo has already adapted his online shop.
Nintendo: Right of withdrawal also applies to Preloads
Since 2018, European consumer organizations are arguing with Nintendo. Now the Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt has granted according to the appeal of the lawsuit of the Consumer Central Association. Nintendo may not continue his previous practice for online purchases from Games.
Specifically, pre-ordered games are involved in which Nintendo puts on the principle of preloads. Here, Games arrive after the purchase before the actual start date on the Nintendo Switch, but can not start yet. Even a suitable symbol is already available in this case. The lawsuit was about the question, if and when the 14-day right of withdrawal applies.
The judges clarified that Nintendo is not allowed to occupy a derogation. If the game can not be played, then the sales contract with Nintendo is not met. Whether the game is already on the console is not relevant. Customers still need to have the opportunity to make use of their right of withdrawal (Source: Consumer Center Bundesverband).
The hold from the OLED version of the Nintendo Switch:
Right of withdrawal for Games: Nintendo changes online shop
Nintendo has already reacted and adapted to his online shop. In addition to the German variant of the shop, the Group has also carried out a corresponding change in the Norwegian. In 2018, Norwegian consumer protectors had to complain about Nintendo. Since Nintendo of Europe has its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, the procedure completed was carried out in Germany.