Nintendo has announced that today’s scheduled Nintendo Direct that was focused on the 3DS and Switch, will be delayed. Due to the massive magnitude-6.7 earthquake that has impacted Hokkaido, Japan, Nintendo felt it would be better to delay it. I’m inclined to agree with their decision.
There’s no word on when this Direct will be rescheduled. However, for now, I think it’s best if the country of Japan tends to the wounded and sadly, deceased. Instead of focusing on any sort of gaming.
Our prayers also go out to those affected by the recent earthquake. It seems that Japan, who has been the victim of several massive earthquakes in the past decade, simply can not catch a break. This earthquake comes shortly after Typhoon Jebi, the largest typhoon recorded to hit Japan in 25 years.
Due to the powerful earthquake in Hokkaido, Japan, we have decided to delay this week’s planned Nintendo Direct. We will provide a new time and date in the near future. Thank you for your understanding. pic.twitter.com/IITgJFtzub
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) September 6, 2018