The coronavirus isn't really a valid excuse as they were doing this silent treatment bullshit long before the pandemic.
The virus affected Japan in mid-late January so I think it made some impact.
Or did you expect a direct in December or something?
And they were quite busy anyway in their third quarter (Oct.-Dec.) with Luigi’s Mansion 3, Pokemon, and the holiday marketing.
Now an employee from NoA has the virus so everyone has to work from home. I know they’re mostly about marketing, building partnerships with other devs, and translating, but how much could they accomplish at home compared to being at their offices at NoA?