Nintendo: Same-sex marriage in video game was ‘unintentional, game-breaking bug’
Of course they would remove it.
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Nintendo has said that the inclusion of same-sex marriage in a video game last year was a ‘critical bug’.
Last May, the Japanese release of Tomadachi Collection: New Life for 3DS generated controversy, as some players were able to marry two male characters.
Nintendo quickly worked to remove the feature and only allow marriages between opposite characters, in the patch notes listing a fix for a bug where “human relations become strange”.
A Nintendo spokesperson today told blogger Wesley Copeland: “Same-sex relationships were not possible in the original software.
Looks like Nintendo may be in more trouble than we all thought. The iconic brand may end up going the way of the Atari. But the Nintendo isn’t ready to give up quite yet. “We should abandon old assumptions about our businesses,” Iwata told The Nikkei. “We are considering [mergers and acquisitions] as an option. For this reason, we’ll step up share buybacks.”
After dramatically cutting fiscal year sales forecasts, president Satoru Iwata said Nintendo is looking to new areas for sales, marketing and customers. Two weeks ago, the company cut the Wii U sales forecast from 9 to 2.8 million units, for the fiscal year ending March 31. Nintendo also cut the projection for 3DS sales, its perennial life boat, from 18 to 13.5 million; both of these revisions change Nintendo’s net income projection from a profit to loss.
Iwata also said that quarterly earnings reports aren’t suitable for Nintendo, as it never knows whether a product will be a hit until it releases. Despite the current climate, Iwata remains optimistic, saying Nintendo doesn’t want to turn to a management buyout just because it is inconvenienced now.