Nintendo to Integrate Overseas and Domestic Sales Divisions, Restructuring For the First Time in Nine Years

Nintendo to Integrate Overseas and Domestic Sales Divisions, Restructuring For the First Time in Nine Years

It’s already morning in Japan, and several local newspapers have reported that Nintendo is about to dismantle its overseas sales division in order to integrate that branch of the business with its Japanese headquarters.

This is the first time the Kyoto-based hardware and software giant is restructuring its sales department since 2004. The restructuring is scheduled to happen on July the 16th and will affect 70 employees overseas, that will join forces with 150 working in Japan.

The move, aimed to reduce costs and better react to customer demands especially in light of the fact that more software is getting released simultaneously or almost worldwide, follows a similar restructuring that merged the handheld and home console engineering divisions happened in February.