Nintendo Europe axes 130 jobs

Friday, 6 June 2014 16:00 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Nintendo of Europe is shuttering its headquarters in Großostheim, Germany. The result is the loss of 130 jobs.

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Nintendo said the office closing will help its European arm to better “adapt to the rapidly changing business environment.”

The firm’s Frankfurt office will handle the European market from here on out, and the Großostheim building and warehouse will be sold.

“Nintendo of Europe has entered into a consultation process on a number of changes it is intending to make to its European business which, in the long term, will better enable the European business to adapt to the rapidly changing business environment,” Nintendo told Eurogamer.

“The measures include the consolidation of the current European headquarters in Großostheim to Frankfurt, the closure of the warehouse and office in Großostheim, as well as outsourcing and reorganizing some functions.”

“These intended measures have not been made lightly and have only been arrived at after thorough analysis and careful consideration. The intended measures will sadly have a direct effect on some of the employees based in the Großostheim and Frankfurt offices in Germany and would lead to the release of approximately 130 permanent employees.”

NoE stated it is “committed” to providing support for all affected employees.