Nintendo Europe is laying off a hundred thirty members of employees as a part of a big reorganization that may conjointly see its Großostheim premises in Deutschland shut.
That's awful, I hope they manage to find work somewhere soon.
That sucks, good luck.
future endeavored by the big N...that sucks
That sucks. Good thing it wasn't like Sony when they laid off 5000 employees a few months back.
Wtf are you talking about when was 5000 people laid off ? You're talking about the 200 people from Santa Monica Studios which is one of the biggest studios in the world and still is one of the biggest studios in the world ?
http://money.cnn.com/2014/0... The Playstation division is doing well, but Sony as a whole is going through rough times.
I thought Iwatas pay cuts prevented stuff like this from happening? Guess thats not the case sucks for those who where affected. ;)
If I could take a pay cut that would ban you from posting on Nintendo related articles, I would! There's being critical for legitimate reasons and then there's you. What does Iwata taking a pay cut have to do with restructuring of 2 Nintendo facilities in a specific region. He took a pay cut for the poor performance of the WiiU and his misunderstanding of the trends in western markets...
Uh no. That the Japan branch not Worldwide. Because the final and main decision is made in Japan.
I know people just hate your comments in general whether they are right or wrong, but you are so right on this. I wasn't even going to talk about this but since this guy had to bring up Sony's layoff's which I knew someone couldn't resist. I have to say something. Every time Nintendo has trouble instead of fans just accepting it, I realize most just make up excuses for Nintendo. Just like you said, every one was saying Nintendo or Iwata would never allow anyone to be layed off. Now that it has happened were hearing about Sony instead.. Every time things don't go as planned, most fans just blame something else. So typical, layoffs are layoffs, they aren't good either way, can we not agree on that? All I did was tell people it is a business before and all big businesses suffer some type of losses at times but as usually it just gets perceived as trolling for simply being logical. Restructuring of big business's is very common, everyone gives Sony shit for it but of course not Nintendo or Microsoft as if they never have or do the same. The fact that so many Nintendo fans think Nintendo is invincible really bothers me, it doesn't matter if you are Microsoft either, one of the richest companies in the world, you aren't exempt from making mistakes or suffering from them. Even Microsoft has layoffs almost yearly, so if a company with that much money can have trouble to think Nintendo is invincible is one absurd notion. As usual all those people who say this stuff would never own up to being wrong or show their faces in this comment section again, so typical... and no doubt those who do, will just bring up Sony's situation instead of just acknowledging Nintendo's.
No one said nintendo was invincible. Please check your fanboy frustration at the door. The Europe firm is being crushed by sony over there. A lot of the negativity of the wiiu is coming from European media. The hate for ms is spearheaded by europe. Watchdogs was hyped by europe. The whole idea that the west was better than japan was born in europe. So yeah these guys need to be fired for not informing or dealing with the pr over in europe. Europe is simply an infliction point for pr and feed back on what to do next. Obviously they are not doing a great job. the wiiu is a great product and the yes men are not helping a bad pr issue get fixed. The bad advice is almost criminal. It sucks that They are losing their jobs but they are dead weight. Also no one in japan will be fired. Unless they pull a sony like crazy ken. It is an understanding of the situation since most people that don't agree with you may actually have the system and also know how the industry works and Nintendo place in it.
I wonder what prompted the restructuring in the first place? I'll bet you anything that this is due at least in part to Nintendo being forced to try and appease some of the sh*t-brained investors who only see the extra employees as an added expense. IIRC, it was one of those mentally-challenged individuals that wanted Nintendo to go into mobile, then make people pay microtransactions to get Mario to jump a little higher.(Luigi and his already-naturally-higher jumps would like a word with that particular fool...) Were it me, I would have relocated as many of those employees as possible to different branches instead of listening to investors that just want to cut costs for the sake of more $ by whatever means they can...
Many families will suffer because of this
That's the terrible thing with layoffs at any company. :[
Some time it is so but not always. Some time it creates a new and a better opportunity for future.
Sucks to see layoffs happen anywhere... Hoping for the best with the individuals and their families.
We should pray for them and their families.
Nintendo as a games company need to make changes and listen to their fans, the problem though is that they have always been afraid of change.
What? This layoff is part of a company restructuring at Nintendo of Europe. How does that show they are afraid of change if they are restructuring the company?
Afraid of change? The wii says hi. The switch to integrating an entirely new social network into their newest console says hi. Heck, even their insistence on doing digital events instead of an expensive conference that only press and lucky members of social media can attend, says hi. They've been taking tons of risks lately that no one seems to want to remember when they are relevant...
Good luck to guys that must of really sux :(
Sorry to burst your bubbles but yor sleepy friend!
It could either mean rough financial times in Nintendo's European sector or a wider restructuring that could mean new ideas and business philosophies for the company. I honestly can't really tell which one right now, so we'll have to see what this means down the line. Either way, hopeful wishes to those who lost their jobs. I hope you get new work soon.
Its going down hill fast, If nintendo were to Die that would be the end of the world for me
I thought Nintendo never lays off anyone because the sun shines out of their a**?
It sucks to hear this. At the same time, though, I'm wondering if people will say its a sign of doom and gloom like they did for Sony. I get the feeling most of those individuals will not.
Sadly because of how dumb fans can be at times, this is literally the first thing that came to my mind, after hearing that so much from so many delusional people who think Nintendo can do no bad or that nothing bad can ever happen to Nintendo. What you're saying is very true, I don't know what it is about most fans but they truly do believe this, they treat Nintendo as if its their own child. Everything they do is excusable and nothing they do can ever be seen as being that bad. I'll use a perfect example with Mario Kart 8 and the PS Vita. The PS Vita has been selling more than the Wii U for a long time now until recently but according to most fans, it is never good enough because it still isn't beating the 3DS. Even when the PS Vita's games pushed more units than the Wii U in the past, it was still seen as bad. So MK8 debuts Japan, barely sells more Wii U's than the PS Vita has been selling with its games and almost every fan is raving at the news, how good it is. Now all the sudden selling that low is good news to them but when those exact same numbers where coming from another system they don't particularly favor, it was bad news. I mean if people can't see the hypocrisy in that, then damn you're beyond help. All I'm saying is if you're are going to be that way, then be that way with everything, not just with things you happen to like less than Nintendo's products.
You do realize fan where celebrating any good sells of the wiiu in a bad economy over in japan. This same economic situation has mobile gaming booming. So it is harder to sell a home console over there. Then you ignore that the wiiu isn't even doing the same job as the vita. They are different markets. Plus a Nintendo fan doesn't care about the vita. Publishers don't ethier it would seem. Then you also don't understand the fact that no one really cares about the companies. They only care about discussion of their opinions. You are losing the point by internalize these arguments. It only really sucks when an interesting industry looses talent. Ms, sony and Nintendo know their place it is just up to them to find their own success. the idea that fan with barely any good information can steer the ship any better is ludicrous pretentious and self serving only. basically most of the argument is I want this and I don't care if you guys don't, nintendo needs to listen to its fans and make it for me, while claiming we all want it. Yet we are voicing we don't. Consumers are only loyal to what they end up wanting. Sony is witness this. Nintendo has been very observant of this which is why the wii was made. Real fans leveled good critiques to them and they followed. Bad advice or demands means no one will ever listen to you.
What the article does not say is that there are actually over 300 staff who lost their job over both sites combined. That's a real shame to not even ackowledge them...
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