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Nintendo addresses Activision Blizzard reports in internal email

The president of Nintendo of America, Doug Bowser, is reported to have said the company is taking action

Two of the major console makers have released internal statements in light of recent reports about Activision Blizzard and CEO Bobby Kotick, and now a third is joining them. NS New Fanbyte Report The president of Nintendo of America, Doug Bowser, sent an internal email last Friday addressing the Wall Street Journal’s report.

According to Fanbyte, Bowser’s email has been sent to all levels of Nintendo of America, to address the current situation and allegations at Activision Blizzard. The president said he has been following developments and finding the accounts “disturbing and troubling”, and working “against” his and Nintendo’s values.

The letter goes on to say that Nintendo representatives have been in contact with Activision Blizzard, “take action and evaluate others.” Although no further details were provided about what these procedures entail, Fanbyte also reports that Bowser is referring to the ESA or Entertainment Software Association. Bowser has reportedly claimed that he has been working with the European Space Agency for at least the past week to promote attitudes about harassment and abuse in the workplace.

“Every company in the industry must create an environment in which everyone is respected and treated equally, and in which everyone understands the consequences of not doing so,” Bowser said.

Other executives have expressed concerns in internal emails as well, including Jim Ryan works on PlayStation NS Xbox Phil Spencer. In the meantime, the employees were signing the open petition NS They declared a strike During the past week The Wall Street Journal report, claiming that CEO Bobby Kotik had been aware of allegations of sexual misconduct at the company for years.

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All of this stems from the lawsuit brought by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing Made earlier this year, alleging discrimination, harassment, and a toxic workplace culture at Activision Blizzard. You can find a file A brief timeline of the operation and what has happened since then.