Nintendo dismisses 130 employees and move European headquarters




Nintendo is going to close its European headquarters in Germany Großostheim. Thereby get 130 company employees to stand on the street as Nintendo has confirmed. The office in Frankfurt will be the new European headquarters.

In a statement to the press lets Nintendo according to Eurogamer that the measures taken are not easy, but they came about after “thorough analysis and careful consideration.” Nintendo consult with the German government about a way to support. Affected employees In total worked in Großostheim, approximately 430 part-time and full-time forces.

With the closing of the office in Großostheim Nintendo would be more effective in their own words. Thus, in the future, faster products to focus on the European market, which is fast and dynamic.

The layoffs are partly due to the poor sales of the Wii console, as revealed last month, the annual results of the company. The Japanese console maker managed to sell than originally expected. Much less Wii U’s Partly because Nintendo did increase the loss for the full year.


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