Following outcry from competitors PlayStation and Xbox,
‘Along with all of you, I’ve been following the latest developments with Activision Blizzard and the ongoing reports of sexual harassment and toxicity at the company,’ Doug Bowser,
‘I find these accounts distressing and disturbing, They run counter to my values as well as
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According to Bowser’s email,
The nature of this contact is currently unclear, but Bowser did reportedly make reference to Nintendo working with the ESA to strengthen protections for those who suffer abuse and harassment in the workplace.
Nintendo is just the latest company to speak out against Activision Blizzard
While it does appear the email was designed for internal purposes only, it comes follow similar reports out of Xbox and PlayStation.
Both companies have reportedly voiced concerns over Activision Blizzard’s dismissal of a Wall Street Journal report that alleged CEO Bobby Kotick was involved in covering up sexual harassment reports at the company.
This report, which further alleged Kotick had harassed female staff members, was the catalyst for a new wave of discontent over Kotick’s leadership, and led to nearly 1,800 employees calling for his resignation.
While no action has taken place yet, partner companies like
Recently, Kotick acknowledged the movement against him — but stated he would only ‘consider’ quitting if his plans to fix company culture did not succeed.