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Nintendo is officially closing its Redwood City and Toronto offices

Nintendo is officially closing its Redwood City and Toronto offices

Nintendo is closing its Redwood City, California and Toronto, Canada offices, the company confirmed in a statement to The Verge. Kotaku reported the closure of the Redwood City offices earlier on Friday.

Here are the company's full details on the decision:

Nintendo of America is headquartered in Redmond, WA and Vancouver, BC. We are moving more of our employees and operations to those headquarters and will be closing smaller satellite offices in Toronto, ON, and Redwood City, CA over time.

Devon Pritchard, Executive Vice President, Business Affairs and Publisher Relations for Nintendo of America (NOA), will assume the interim leadership of Sales, Marketing and Communications following the departure of Nick Chavez. Ms. Pritchard U.S. and oversees the strategy and execution of sales, marketing and communications in Canada.

Kotaku reports that about 100 employees at Redwood City offices have been displaced as a result of the decision. Nintendo declined to comment when we asked how many employees would be affected by the move, but the statement above suggests that some employees will be able to move. It is not clear why the offices are being closed.

The Redwood City office is still shown on a map of Nintendo's office locations on the company's jobs website. “Here you will find sales and marketing departments, as well as NMI, a dedicated merchandising field team that works with retail stores across the country,” reads a description. The Toronto office is still on the site, described as "the sales office for NOCL".

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