Nintendo Is Closing Its California And Toronto Offices

Nintendo Is Closing Its California And Toronto Offices

It looks like Nintendo will downsizing some of its operations in west.

In an official statement earlier today, the company confirmed that it was closing its satellite offices in California and Toronto. In so doing, Nintendo will be moving more of its workers into its headquarters at Remond and Vancouver instead:

“Nintendo of America headquarters are in Redmond, WA, and Vancouver, BC. We are moving more of our employees and operations into those headquarters and will be closing small 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 interim leadership of Sales, Marketing and Communications following the departure of Nick Chavez. Ms. Pritchard will oversee strategy and execution of sales, marketing and communications across the U.S. and Canada.”

As mentioned in the statement, these closures also include the resignation of Nick Chavez, the SVP of Sales and Marketing. Chavez has since moved on to join Kentucky Fried Chicken as its Chief Marketing Officer.

While Nintendo did not reveal how many employees would be affected by this decision, several sources talking to Kotaku have apparently stated that roughly 100 workers from the California office have already been displaced.

We’ll report back if we learn more in the future. Stay tuned.