Maybe they should move their HQ?
No matter how you put this, its still a fuckup from Nintendos part, and yet another reason why they will always remain behind their competitors, when it comes down to online services.
Move their HQ? Just pick up several hundred Germans and repost them where? And at what cost? You make it sound like it's a simple thing to do.
And how is it a fuck up on their part? They didn't write or enact the law. If a major distributor wanted to sell alcohol in Saudi Arabia but the law won't let them, is that somehow the distributor's fuck up?
Terrible analogy. In that case they wont open shop in Saudi Arabia. But Nintendo operates in the EU, yet they dont manage to offer the same quality (in online services) as their competitor. They compromise, so the alcohol firm is selling light bevregaes in Saudi Arabia.
It doesnt really matter, the fact is that they could only gain in the longrun, if they changed their HQ, yet they cripple the WiiUs online capabilities, at a time, when both XBL and PSN are gathering steam, and pretty much destroying them.
No matter what the argue is against it, the fact remains, Nintendo is doing a terrible job at catching up in this department, and the gap is only widening