It's a good time to work for Nintendo of Japan. Apparently, employees have just received a 1.45 million (about 11,000) bonus way above industry average.

According to Japanese site Zakzak, as translated by 1Up, that's a slight increase on last year and considerably higher than at other Japanese companies. Apparently, Honda workers got 1.09 million (around 8000), telecommunications giant NTT got 0.96 million (around 7500) and Japan Rail Central 0.91 million (around 7000).

Not bad, especially considering Nintendo has hardly had a bumper year. In October, the platform holder announced a 2 billion net loss compared to the same six month period in 2009, which saw a 69.5 billion profit.

The average annual salary at Nintendo for workers aged between 35 and 39 is apparently 4.97 million (around 38,000), including bonuses.

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