A representative of Nintendo yesterday clarified via social media that the company tried for months to make its Humble Bundle globally available.
Responding to comments on Twitter, Damon Baker of Nintendo America revealed there were efforts to open up the bundle deal worldwide, and although it was not achieved on this particular occasion, he expects it to become a reality sooner rather than later.
The Humble Bundle has now released a statement of its own refencing a desire to explore as many digital avenues as possible whilst apologising to the masses that the latest eShop offerings are unavailable in certain countries. Take a look below:
We recently launched the Humble Nindie Bundle, a digital bundle for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U systems. For many of you, the bundle is region-locked, and we apologize if the games are unavailable in your country.
One of the reasons we launched the first Humble Bundle was to bring indie games to more people. We agree that region-locking is not ideal. But without it, we may not have had this opportunity to promote these great indie games on dedicated video game platforms.
Our goal is to make games as universally accessible as can be. That’s why, while we strive to sell DRM-free games when possible, we also explore services like Steam, Origin, uPlay, and now the Nintendo eShop. These services allow us to offer more games at pay-what-you-want prices while raising more money for charity and reaching more gamers.
Your feedback helps us craft our bundles, so we thank you for your input and your continued support! We will continue to strive to be as inclusive as possible to all platforms, regions, and players in the future.
Despite being limited to the Americas, Nintendo’s Humble Bundle at the time of writing has managed to raise nearly $400,000. Let us know in the comments if you think Nintendo and the Humble Bundle will attempt a more global promotion in the future.