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Nintendo says its raising employee wages

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Nintendo has said this morning that it will be increasing wages for its employees by 10% after calls from the Japanese prime minister, Fumio Kishida, who has asked companies to increase wages across the board in the land of the rising sun. The move will help attract more workers from overseas as Japan is suffering from a falling birth rate and has very low immigration compared to other countries. Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa told investors that the move is ” important for our long-term growth to secure our workforce.” Mr. Furukawa was asked about the Kyoto-based company’s successor to the Nintendo Switch, but he declined to comment on that.. Nintendo’s president also said that the company does not plan to raise video game software or console prices, but would consider doing so if circumstances demanded it.


6 thoughts on “Nintendo says its raising employee wages”

  1. This is extremely good news and I’m glad they are doing this but…

    “but would consider doing so if circumstances demanded it” I feel like this means 70$ for next-gen and this is the same company that charged 60$ for Skyward Sword HD, so I can’t wait to pay 70$ for Skyward Sword 4K.

    1. If the games were fun but had the graphics of PS5/Series X then I can understand. But a software built for a Tegra 1 from 2015? Please.

  2. That’s good but are they going to start making sequels closer in gap in years rather than 10 or 15 years apart?

    If I were going to be paying people more then I expect them to be doing more work immediately instead of nothing after a great game came out 7 or 8 years ago.

  3. Tears of Kingdom better be for a new hardware for $70. I’m not paying $70 for no software based off some old Tegra 1 that’s barely more powerful than the Wii U. Pikmin 4 isn’t even worth $70. Graphics look no different than Pikmin 3.

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