Nintendo’s Doug Bowser says via internal email that the Activision-Blizzard reports “run counter to my values & Nintendo’s beliefs, values & policies”


By now, you’re very possible conscious of what has been occurring with Activision-Blizzard. Lots of accounts and reports of discrimination, abuse and harassment have been occurring for months now. Last week, it was reported that Activision-Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick had been concerned with or had been conscious of varied instances of harassment and discrimination inside the firm.

Since then, each Microsoft and Sony have notified their respective employers about the matter, and their emails each leaked to the public. Earlier right this moment, the similar has occurred to Nintendo. Internal emails from Nintendo of America’s Doug Bowser have been leaked to FanByte via “a verified source”.

In a November nineteenth email, Doug Bowser says that “along with all of you, I’ve been following the latest developments with Activision Blizzard and the ongoing reports of sexual harassment and toxicity at the company. I find these accounts distressing and disturbing, They run counter to my values as well as Nintendo’s beliefs, values and policies”.

Doug Bowser continues by explaining that “Nintendo is committed to having an open and inclusive workplace where all are welcome”, and that “the company holds itself to this standard and expects the same from the industry and their partners”. He states that Nintendo representatives have been “in contact with Activision, have taken action and are assessing others”.

What could also be the most attention-grabbing bit in the email issues the ESA. Nintendo and Activision-Blizzard are each members. According to Doug Bowser, Nintendo has been working with the ESA as of at the very least final week to “strengthen stances on harassment and abuse in the workplace” and he feels that “the ESA must hold its members to the highest standard”. Lastly, Doug Bowser says that “every company in the industry must create an environment where everyone is respected and treated as equals, and where all understand the consequences of not doing so”.