Judgment: Nintendo has to allow return of digital games to the release

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Nintendo suffered a defeat in court. It is about the possibility to return to the shop pre-ordered games until shortly before release. For a long time it was not possible to cancel pre-orders in Nintendo's online shop. Meanwhile, that works, but only up to seven days before the launch of the title, but that changes through the new verdict now. The Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt says: The downloaded game is quite worthless until the release date, so it must be returned.

Nintendo has to return to shop downloads up to release

Consumer protections inside, Assemble! Due to a complaint of the Norwegian consumer protection organization Forbrukerrådet and an enforcement request of the Norwegian consumer protection authority NCA, the Federal Ministry of Justice and consumer protection has commissioned the consumer central association with a so-called right-in-law. The whole thing has been going back and forth since 2018:

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Return Policy applies to Preloads: In a first judgment of the district court, the aspirations had failed and Nintendo had won. However, this decision has again revoked the Higher Regional Court. This means that the standard right of withdrawal and the 14-day return period also apply to game downloads before the release, which are not yet usable.

These are the reasons: Because the game is not playable despite download until the launch, the prerequisites for the derogation listed by Nintendo were not given. The title could not play, and the download can not be used. Until the activation, the game is thus worthless and Nintendo had accordingly no contract.

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As the Consumer Central Bundesverband (VIZ) writes, Nintendo of Europe had been suggested by the judges, to recognize the right of ventilation of the VIBE as entitled. The Nintendo had fulfilled, and the action was apparently in full. As a result, both in the shop Germany, and in the already appropriate change from Norway.

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