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Nintendo issues statement on requiring disclosure of drop rates in Switch games of loot boxes and more

Posted on August 10, 2019 by (@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News, Switch

This week, the ESA revealed that Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft are all adopting new policies that will require games on their platforms to disclose drop rates of loot boxes. The Big N has now issued a statement about the initiative.

As shared by Eurogamer, Nintendo said:

“At Nintendo, ensuring that our customers can make informed choices when they play our games is very important. As part of our ongoing efforts in this area, Nintendo will require disclosure of drop rates in Nintendo Switch games that offer randomised virtual items for purchase, such as loot boxes. This requirement will apply to all new games and includes updates to current games that add loot boxes through in-game purchases. We also offer tools like our Nintendo Switch Parental Controls mobile app, which empowers parents to choose what works for their family, including managing in-game purchases and setting playtime limits.”

Nintendo is expected to implement required disclosures in 2020.

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