Rejoice, Nintendo has launched an official website for Malaysia bringing the company closer to the region. You can check out the website here.
The Nintendo Malaysia website has more or less the same basic services as the other regional Nintendo websites. It gives you pages about upcoming games, news articles with recent announcements, and an FAQ for any troubleshooting you might have with their hardware. The site is currently only available in English, being pretty much identical to the Singapore website.
The most practical feature that the website offers is that it provides a local Nintendo authorized customer support and repairs center. This means that you can now schedule for your Nintendo products to be repaired without having to go to a third-party retailer. The contact details for the repairs are listed below:
Address: C803, Jalan PJU 8/1
Metropolitan Square Office, Bandar Damansara Perdana
47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
Tel: (+6) 03 7725 1552
E-mail: [email protected]
The name in the email, Maxsoft, may be familiar to Malaysian Nintendo fans as they are the company that has distributed Nintendo products in Malaysia and Singapore since the launch of the 3DS in 2011. They are also acting as the official retailer for Nintendo products in Malaysia with the website having a link to their online stores on Lazada and Shopee.
The main question however is if this will lead to Nintendo releasing a local Eshop, which would be greatly beneficial as it would allow Nintendo games to be bought in local currency. As of right now, this does not seem to be the case however the website only just launched today so it is possible that an Eshop could be coming sometime down the road. We can only hope.
This is only the latest launch of a Nintendo store in the Southeast Asia region. An official Nintendo store was launched in Thailand last December and a Philippines Nintendo store was launched alongside the Malaysia store. This suggests that Nintendo is making further attempts to push into the Southeast Asian markets which would be great for local fans.