This doesn't surprise me at all. Much like Sony, Ubisoft, Naughty Dog, EA, etc. Nintendo of America probably operates in a similar fashion. No company is your friend. You can love their products but defending poor practices isn't worth anyone's time. As of now however, these are simply allegations.
That being said, I've already seen people apply this to the entirety of Nintendo which I think is disingenuous and once again try to use it as an excuse to pirate new games. The internet is a strange place indeed.