Nintendo fans in Russia aren't happy with how things are in the region, and it's been like that for quite some time. Those fans recently started a petition to try and get some changes made, which caught on and started to spread pretty far. Some of the complaints fans raise in that petition have now been directly addressed in a new interview with Yasha Haddaji, Nintendo of Russia's general manager.
- prices are set by Nintendo of Europe, and they were the one to choose the exchange rate
- lower prices are expected by the year's end
- there will be more Nintendo events held, including participation in Level Up Days
- Smash Bros and Splatoon 2 tournaments will organized, and new games will be demoed at the event
- the list of target languages is decided at the early state of the development, and some get cut later on
- third party studios decide themselves whether to localize the game or not
- Pokemon Company chose China over Russia for localization as it's more profitable