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Word on the street is that Nintendo of America is supposedly closing its official support forums after more than a decade.

This information comes from Nintendo Everything via a post on the Nintendo subreddit. Users referred to as "top members" have allegedly been sent an email about the closure ahead of an apparent announcement in the "coming days".

"After more than a decade of hosting a fun, safe community where passionate Nintendo fans and new players alike can support each other with answers to technical questions about Nintendo’s products and services, we have decided to close the Nintendo Support Forums. Going forward, we will focus on the many other Nintendo support options that have greatly expanded over the last decade."

"We have made the decision to close our customer support forums since there are many other ways to easily contact Nintendo. Any consumers who need support are encouraged to visit support.nintendo.com/contactus to find the best contact option for their specific situation. Options include support by phone, chat, text message, or by creating a help ticket.

According to the same email, Nintendo will be offering these forum users a free download code - allowing them to select from a variety of its most popular first-party Nintendo titles.

If we hear anything more official, we'll be sure to let you know. For now, there's no formal confirmation of the forum's closure. Have you ever made use of NoA's support forums? Leave a comment down below.

[source reddit.com, via nintendoeverything.com]