Nintendo of Europe layoffs involve 320 employees

Nintendo went on a bit of a news spree yesterday, but not all of it was good: in addition to 130 employees affected by the closure of Nintendo's European headquarters, the game and console manufacturer told Kotaku it will also cease working with 190 other people by August 31.

Nintendo explained that the additional layoffs are related to reorganizing its European Localization Development department. Going forward, Nintendo said there will be "an increase in outsourcing future translation and test activities to third-party companies on an as-needed basis."

While the group of 190 worked with Nintendo through a leasing agency and were considered temporary employees, some of them told Kotaku they had been working exclusively with Nintendo for years.
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This article was originally published on Joystiq.