A recent accusation stated on Nintendo suggests that the brand has been selling out the vital data of their users to other social networking sites like Facebook. One such Nintendo online services subscriber unveiled that the Nintendo Switch was enlisted in a list of brands that shared their information to advertising agencies.
A post on Reddit with a username Valerokai revealed a screenshot from the Facebook accounts Ad Preferences page. Manly this page is dedicated to information associated with the advertisements that might interest the user as per their preferences.
Users can access “Who Uploaded your information and preferences” option, which helps in ensuring the name of the person who provided your personal information for advertisement.
As per Valerokai, Nintendo Switch and Nintendo UK stores are behind this unwanted advertising and Nintendo has leaked her personal information like email ID, phone number, address to Facebook for advertisement purposes.
Many other Reddit users claimed this to be the marketing strategy used by Nintendo to promote their products and content to those users who spend money in the shop or are paid subscribers as they are more likely to spend money on their products.
Many believe that Nintendo Switch managed to be the best selling console for 2018 because of these marketing policies that the brand has been following since the past. Inevitably this type of tricks seems to be working by reviewing the Nintendo Switch market standing but later down the road, players and users of Nintendo are starting to get disappointed with these cheap marketing tactics.
Seemingly many users in the past have raised such questions on the marketing strategy of Nintendo, and subtle unrest is starting to upraise amongst the players. Many have been suggesting this act to be a violation of their privacy and want some immediate restore to this issue.
Mainly this act of leaking users data to third-party sites without their knowledge is making many players wonder about the security of their data and personal information.
Moreover, many gamers have even resolved to unsubscribe the online paid services of Switch to make sure that their information associated with bank details or residential address don’t get misused.
Indeed, some immediate action is needed on the part of Nintendo Switch to develop an alternative marketing strategy as their current plan is smilingly backfiring on their reputation resulting in a reduction in Nintendo market share. Let’s see how would the hit gaming console brand Nintendo resolve such ongoing controversies and improve their goodwill amongst their users.