Another Round of Layoffs Hit Nintendo of Europe

August 29, 2014 - GamePolitics Staff

Nintendo of Europe has confirmed with Kotaku that around 320 of its employees will be laid off this week. That number includes around 130 full-time Nintendo of Europe employees, along with 190 temporary workers at Nintendo of Europe's Germany-based localization department. All 320 people will be unemployed by August 31, according to Kotaku.

While this news is pretty terrible, it was also expected; in June it was widely reported that Nintendo of Europe had laid off 130 people as part of a broad restructuring plan. According to former employees who spoke to CVG, these layoffs were just the tip of the iceberg.

Kotaku also reports that Nintendo of Europe is reorganizing its European Localization Development (ELD) department, with future translation and testing to be handled by third-party companies as needed.

Source: CVG


 
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