Nintendo Iran Club: The community fighting for recognition in Iran
When logging on to Nintendo.com, web users are greeted with a world map and prompted to choose their country of origin from an extensive list. The gaming giant’s most popular regions — North America, Europe, Australia, and Japan — are all accounted for. Notably absent are any countries from the Middle East. Much of the region isn’t even visible, covered by the large grey Nintendo logo sitting dead center on the map.
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A Hard Sell
Nintendo’s biggest competitors in the console market, Sony and Microsoft, both recognize a handful of Middle Eastern regions on their respective websites, including Saudi Arabia, The United Arab Eminence, and Israel. The full list from the official Xbox site even includes often overlooked countries like Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Azerbaijan Read more…