Nintendo stealthily introduced a new feature on their online site: the ability to review games on a 1 to 5 star rating. As quick as it arrived though, it was removed. So what’s the story behind it? Was it a mistake or a trial? Nintendo released a statement on the situation recently: recently offered a trial customer review feature to let users share feedback about Nintendo Switch games on our website. The response has been positive, and Nintendo appreciates the time and effort that reviewers put into their thoughtful commentary on the games. Nintendo has removed this feature as we evaluate the future of the ratings functionality on We have no estimate on when an update will be provided on the status of this initiative, but we appreciate the enthusiasm shown for the trial.

Seems like it was just a dry-run situation, and hopefully it comes back so that gamers can be informed of what others think of certain games. Did you try out the feature before it was pulled?

Shawn Long
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