Nintendo increases the salary of its employees in Japan by up to 10%

Nintendo increases the salary of its employees in Japan by up to 10%

Last month, we had to give such sad news that Microsoft or Google made massive layoffs in their ranks. In the case of the company that owns Xbox, more than 10,000 employees have left the company, some of them from the video game division and from 343 Industries, Bethesda or Xbox studios.

But sometimes companies surprise us for the better by making decisions that are very favorable to their workers, as was the latest decision made by Nintendo with its employees in Japan. Nintendo has raised salaries for its employees by up to 10%, according to the Reuters report. A gesture following the directives of the Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in which he asks national companies to increase the wages of their workers to curb inflation in the country.

In the financial report published yesterday, the president of Nintendo, Shuntaro Furukawatold shareholders the increase serves to “secure our growth and our workforce for the long term.”

However, this gesture also hides a harsh reality for consumers that is already beginning to be perceived: Nintendo Switch titles will suffer an increase in their selling price of at least 10 euros, as we are already seeing in some digital stores with The Legend. from Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, which came to cost 69.99 euros against 59.99 a few days ago. All of this will surely be confirmed in tonight’s Nintendo Direct.

Brent Dubin
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