- Nintendo named and shamed the notorious Pokemon leaker.
- Not only did they publically torch the source of the leak, but they also blacklisted the website .
- This is a disproportionate response from Nintendo, which seems to be punching down.
Nintendo didn ‘t just uncover the source of last year massive Pokemon Sword and Shield leaks. They named and shamed the leaker , and then blacklisted the website to boot.
Nintendo’s Pokemon Leaker Shaming Isn’t Persuasive
according to Nintendo, a reviewer for Portuguese gaming outlet FNintendo had leaked images from an advance review copy of the newest Pokemon titles.
FNintendo severed ties with the leaker, but that was not enough to placate Nintendo’s wrath. The gaming giant swore it would never work with the media company again.
That seems like a weird thing to say.
So what’s the issue?
(This Is All About Controlling the Narrative
. They’re clearly sorry about it.
It’s not even like they’re a serial leaker. They’re just
Not to mention the backlash they’ll suffer after enduring a public dressing down by Nintendo – a ($) (billion company) .
Everyone Loses – Except Nintendo
As far as I can see, this leaker did not hurt anyone. All he did was get excited by the Pokemon games, and share what he saw.
Was sharing it wrong?
Legally? Sure. But morally? If no one actually got hurt, then where’s the harm?
If anything, the leaks helped Switch owners make an informed decision about whether Sword and Shield justified the $ 752) (purchase price .
He’ll likely struggle to find another writing gig, though that was a risk he knew he was taking. But FNintendo? It’s permanently lost media contact with the one company They cover.
Who wins in this situation? Nintendo. Because leaks or not, they’re still going to rake in billions of dollars in profit each year.
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of CCN.com.