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Nintendo Is Allowing Players To Cancel Their Pokemon Sword And Shield Digital Pre-Orders

pokéfan

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Oct 25, 2017
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Nintendo of America has reportedly allowed customers to cancel their digital pre-orders for Pokemon Sword and Shield on the Nintendo eShop.

Redditor sQuBNsc26U9whKWJ, who was unhappy about the cuts in Pokemon Sword and Shield, requested to cancel their game and had their request approved. Nintendo approved the cancellation on the basis of the culling of Pokemon. Nintendo rarely allows cancellations for digital games – the last time this happened was with Overwatch.
Whelp, how often does Nintendo let you cancel digital games and their 1st party games. This may imply Nintendo is not happy with GameFreak’s handling of the backlash situation of the cut dex.

 

RobotHaus

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Oct 25, 2017
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Jeff Vader

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Oct 25, 2017
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Tbh i'm hoping it's not just because it's pokemon but more of a general policy change re: digital.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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This may imply Nintendo is not happy with GameFreak’s handling of the backlash situation of the cut dex.
I'm pretty sure it's a TPCi issue, not Gamefreak specifically. They're just a dev. They're not necessarily in charge of PR. Also didn't this happen with Overwatch?

Maybe...Nintendo just allows you to cancel any preorder if you ask now...
 

Theorry

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Oct 27, 2017
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I mean shouldnt you always be allowed to cancel your pre order before release?
 

Bane

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Oct 27, 2017
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That reddit name with an easy to fake screenshot has me unconvinced.
 

Rand a. Thor

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Oct 31, 2017
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Greece
This shit is getting out of hand. Not the actions of the consumer, they are entitled to do whatever the hell they want, but the reportage of the gaming media being so false. Nintendo didn't cancek the game because of the culling, and if the redditor did cite that on some refund form I doubt they gave it any thought. I am kinda shocked that it got this far however, the outrage was nowhere near this big during Gen 5, even with the added fact that the national dex still existed.
 

eonden

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Oct 25, 2017
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Isnt this like the same case with Overwatch? It is probably just allowed because (I dont know) it is a legal requirement on Europe? Similar to how Sony also allows that nowadays.
 

Tora

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Jun 17, 2018
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So is that going off of one person?

Swear this seems to happen everytime the internet hates a game, pretty sure you'll get a refund on any game you pre-order if it's your first time.
 

Komo

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Jan 3, 2019
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I'm pretty sure it's a TPCi issue, not Gamefreak specifically. They're just a dev. They're not necessarily in charge of PR. Also didn't this happen with Overwatch?

Maybe...Nintendo just allows you to cancel any preorder if you ask now...
It's already been confirmed that this was on TPC. Gamefreak was given a largely harsh ass fuck work regiment from them which is to blame for the dexit.

edit: misremembered the reddit comment.
 
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Jul 28, 2019
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This shit is getting out of hand. Not the actions of the consumer, they are entitled to do whatever the hell they want, but the reportage of the gaming media being so false. Nintendo didn't cancek the game because of the culling, and if the redditor did cite that on some refund form I doubt they gave it any thought. I am kinda shocked that it got this far however, the outrage was nowhere near this big during Gen 5, even with the added fact that the national dex still existed.
Ah, I see you are new to Nintendo Soup
 

eonden

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Oct 25, 2017
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It's already been confirmed that this was on TPC. Gamefreak wasn't given a lot of things to develop this game, and specifically weren't allowed to use all the pokemon in this game
"confirmed" by? Cause it sure as hell sounds like something fake taking into account that ( I dont know) GF owns 33% of TPC and the IP.

Sounds like a fake Reddit rumor.
 
Nov 23, 2017
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It's already been confirmed that this was on TPC. Gamefreak wasn't given a lot of things to develop this game, and specifically weren't allowed to use all the pokemon in this game
Conspiracy theories now huh. What does “wasnt given a lot of things to develop the games mean? They had 1000 people work on it in some capacity. Why would tpc force them to use less? This makes no sense and I’ve never seen any source say this.
 

MegaXZero

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Jun 21, 2018
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Can we not use Nintendo soup. They aren’t reliable at all. They love to spread clickbait drama with zero facts.
 

Winterreise

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Feb 28, 2018
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Okay, this is reading in to things way too much. I'm absolutely sure that Nintendo would refund a pre-order for most titles if you asked nicely and had any sort of logical reason for the cancellation. Many companies say they don't allow refunds but do if you actually reach out to customer service.
 

FinKL

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Oct 25, 2017
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Vocal minority, this is taking Nintendo to the promised lands this christmas
It should be standard practice to refund unreleased games anyway, especially digital
 

Border

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Oct 25, 2017
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So is that going off of one person?
That reddit name with an easy to fake screenshot has me unconvinced.
Not that I really would hold **************** to a particularly high standard, but I am so tired of "news stories" based entirely on the unverified claims of a single person on Reddit or Twitter.

Yes, one person raised a stink on a customer service call and got a refund......that doesn't necessarily mean everyone is getting refunds.
 

Rand a. Thor

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Oct 31, 2017
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Ah, I see you are new to Nintendo Soup
The only news I get is from Resetera, because fuck going to dedicated sites. Sometimes Kotaku does good pieces, YT covers my needs to find news abouy dev insight or cover pieces, but that's it. Especially for Nintendo games, "journalism" is at an all time low for company specific outlets, and that goes for all of the big three.
 

Zalman

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Oct 25, 2017
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The worst part about this controversy is people making stuff up to support their narrative.
 

Unkindled

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Nov 27, 2018
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Seems like cutting of Pokemon is bigger deal than I thought it would be. Unless this applies for every other game.
 

Noodle

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Aug 22, 2018
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You should be able to cancel preorders for anything right up until the moment it ships. Are they normally non-refundable?
 
Oct 25, 2017
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They're allowing cancellation of any preorder for any games. What even is this?
You only need to find an excuse and they let you go through. There are no special cases. Stop linking to Nintendosoup.
 

lovecatt

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Nov 12, 2017
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I'm almost positive I've gotten a refund for a digital purchase before that was not pokemon related
 

Buzzman

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Oct 25, 2017
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People are gonna freak the fuck out out when they find out you'll be able to cancel BotW 2 pre-orders.
 

Leo

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Oct 27, 2017
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That's good, people should be able to cancel their preorders for anything if they feel the product won't be satisfactory.