As with all related videogames, 2022 was not as profitable as expected for Nintendo . However, this hasn’t stopped the big N from announcing wide salary increases.
Probably thanks to the success of Switch (found on Amazon), a console of records that has undoubtedly driven the company’s finances in recent years.
In terms of total sales in 2022, the console also beat the company’s illustrious predecessors, with numbers that were really hard to imagine.
While Pokémon Scarlet and Violet also have contributed to these remarkable numbers, Nintendo decides to reward its collaborators.
As Kotaku reports, Nintendo announced a drop in Switch sales of 20% in its latest financial report.
Despite this, the Kyoto house has announced a overall salary increase of 10%
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Shuntaro Furukawa, president of Nintendo, said that this increase was decided to guarantee the workforce, with the aim of growing.
A decision that was pushed by Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, who recently called on companies to pay workers more after inflation reached its lowest point high in the country since 1981.
In stark contrast, moreover, with the widespread trend in the video game sector which, as we recently told you, has been marred by many layoffs from Riot Games to Microsoft.
The Redmond house in particular was among the companies to have laid off many employees, including members of the Halo Infinite team.
2023 is preparing to be even more exciting for Nintendo, probably, as we will find out in the recently announced Direct.