As part of consolidation.
Nintendo Europe is laying off 130 members of staff as part of a big reorganisation that will also see its Großostheim premises in Germany close.
The company has confirmed that the European headquarters will now be consolidated in Frankfurt, though unfortunately some members of staff there will also be affected.
"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," a statement reads. "The measures include the consolidation of the current European headquarters in Großostheim (Germany) to Frankfurt (Germany), the closure of the warehouse and office in Großostheim, as well as outsourcing and reorganising 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.
"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."
Earlier this month the company announced another annual loss following poor Wii U sales, though these are thought to have picked up following the recent release of Mario Kart 8.
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