Nintendo announced today that it will consolidate its European operations and lay off 130 employees. The company said in a press release today that it will be closing its headquarters building and a warehouse in Großostheim, Germany and moving its European operations to Frankfurt. These changes mean that an estimated "130 permanent employees" will be laid off.
In a statement to Eurogamer, Nintendo said its European operations have "entered into a consultation process" and that the move will let the company "adapt to the rapidly changing business environment."
"These intended measures have not been made lightly and have only been arrived at after thorough analysis and careful consideration," Nintendo continued in the statement. "Nintendo of Europe is committed to a fair consultation process with the local Works Council in Germany with the objective of providing clarity and support for all affected employees as soon as possible."