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Nintendo’s Taiwan Office To Close Down End Of May

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Nintendo’s Taiwanese subsidiary company; Nintendo Phuten will close down at the end of May, and the employees will leave the company by the end of this month. This piece of news was deciphered by a user onNeoGaf

This might not be a big deal to a lot of people, but the news of people in our industry losing their jobs is a huge bummer no matter which part of the world they are in. Nintendo Phuten is a lesser known subsidiary of Nintendo as all they do is ensure the sales of Nintendo products in Taiwan. Nintendo business in Taiwan will now be overseen by Nintendo Hong Kong.

As we can guess, Nintendo’s failure to sell the Wii U is looked at as a primary cause of their latest victim of their low finances because of their system. Nintendo suffered a loss of $15 million for the nine month period ending Dec. 31, 2013 because of the Wii U’s lack of sales.

Read more at the Source.

http://gaminrealm.com/2014/04/23/nintendos-taiwan-office-close-end-may/

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First signs of some financial issues?



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Too bad, I guess it was only a matter of time till layoffs hit Nintendo. Least it doesn't look bad so far



             

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I think it's possibly leading to signs of a Nintendo of China



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Bad news for nintendo.



AstroGamer said:
I think it's possibly leading to signs of a Nintendo of China


Agreed.



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Wait taiwan had nintendo products?

Man I can't believe I didn't know that.



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Poliwrathlord said:
AstroGamer said:
I think it's possibly leading to signs of a Nintendo of China


Agreed.

Why is that?



Just seems like an administrative thing, honestly, couldn't justify a separate Taiwanese division when Hong Kong could handle the workload.



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Mr Khan said:
Just seems like an administrative thing, honestly, couldn't justify a separate Taiwanese division when Hong Kong could handle the workload.

Probably.  Sounds like they identified too many redundancies to justify a separate office.

Can't see this as pointing to a greater Nintendo of China office, though.  If that were the case, they'd likely wait until the new department was up then transfer people over.



AstroGamer said:
I think it's possibly leading to signs of a Nintendo of China

Who needs the Republic of China when you can have the People's Republic of China..