Amazon is clamping down on the number of sellers offering Nintendo products through its marketplace.
An email shared via the Amazon seller's forum reveals that anyone listing items produced by the platform holder now need the company's approval before they can continue with these transactions.
"If you do not obtain approval to see these products prior to 2019-10-31, your listings for these products will be removed," the email reads.
Amazon notes this is "part of our ongoing efforts to provide the best possible customer experience," although it's not clear whether this decision has been made by Amazon, Nintendo or both. has contacted Nintendo for clarification.
The retailer has contacted all sellers that have previously sold affected products, but assured that "there is no penalty associated with the action."