Nintendo Nixes Donation Option in Humble Store Offerings
A ton of Nintendo games across the Switch and 3DS joined the home of gaming’s most generous storefront today, but none of the new titles are eligible for those feel-good features.
Exclusively available to shoppers in the US, the Humble store now sports over 40 games between the 3DS and Nintendo Switch. Each and every one of the available titles is developed or published by Nintendo, and is ineligible for the service’s trademark option to send a percentage of your purchase to one of the thousands of charities the Humble store supports, or its own built-in rewards program that allows users to contribute even more to charity, or rack up credit to use on future purchases (which would then go to more charity).
In addition to full games, the multi-billion dollar company is also offering DLC for Splatoon 2, Breath of the Wild, “and more,” as well as microtransactions for the free-to-play Pokemon Quest. Again, no portion of those sales will be eligible for donation to Doctors Without Borders, American Red Cross, Charity: Water, Child’s Play, AbleGamers, or any of those other charities that help people live, and then some.
Back in 2012, GamesRadar covered a report from Nintendo Gamer magazine in the UK that found that “Buried in reams of financial data is the revelation that Nintendo have 812.8 billion Yen (£6.7/$10.5 billion) in the bank – enough for it to take a 20 billion Yen loss (£163/$257 million) every year until 2052. Then there’s almost 469 billion Yen (£3.8/$6.0 billion) held in premises, equipment and investments. When that runs out – we’re in the year 2075 by this point – they’ve got some of the most valuable intellectual property in gaming to sell off before the company goes out of business.” Additionally, according to Statista, the hard-and-software developer’s “net sales amounted to 9.95 billion U.S. dollars, up from 4.36 billion a year earlier.”
In other recent Nintendo news, the company recently stated they may “shift focus away from consoles,” and are currently in hot water over their return policy with Norway and Germany. Let us know what you think in the comments!