The court battle over Nintendo eShop pre-orders is finally over. It's been three years since Germany sued Nintendo over the inability to cancel pre-orders on the eShop, and while Nintendo initially prevailed, the decision was quickly overturned. The original victory for Nintendo has now been revoked because the appeals court determined that the company violated European law.
Nintendo has now received a cease and desist letter stating that they must immediately stop denying pre-order cancellations. Failure to do so will result in a 250,000 Euro fine per infringement, as well as a possible prison sentence for the Nintendo of Europe leadership. This, however, is not going to happen.
The decision was accepted, and the company has already implemented a pre-order cancellation system for the eShop. Users can now cancel pre-orders and receive refunds in the seven days leading up to the release date. This system doesn't seem to be exclusive to just Europe as Americans can also cancel pre-orders now.
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