Dr. Mario World has been out for a few months now, and it’s been making quite a bit of money. However, despite the good sales performance, some gamers aren’t happy with Dr. Mario World. More specifically, Chinese fans are review bombing the game for not being able to select China as a country, and because some are under the impression that it does not have simplified Chinese as a language option.
Context: Some Chinese users of Dr. Mario World were angry that the game plays in Simplified Chinese but not having China as an available country.
Currently no Nintendo-account related smartphone games are officially out in China.
— Chinese Nintendo (@chinesenintendo) August 27, 2019
Dr. Mario World unfortunately does omit China as a country of choice because Nintendo Accounts aren’t supported in China as of now. However, Simplified Chinese is actually an available language option in the game. But due to the lack of an EULA (end user license agreement) in China, the game’s default language is Japanese. So it’s understandable how Chinese fans could get confused and angry about this.
This is unfortunate but also currently unavoidable for Nintendo. Lately, they’ve made some large strides in making their games available to Chinese gamers, though they seem to still have a long way to go when it comes to market saturation.
What do you guys think? Is there anything Nintendo can do to appease these gamers with Dr. Mario World, or is it not their responsibility? Let us know!