A new report published by Japanese news outlet IT Media has found that Nintendo ranks as the sixth most desirable company among aspiring undergraduates in the country - a rise from last year when the company was the ninth most popular.
The idea of working at Nintendo sounds like a dream come true - making games, playing games, and a theoretical employee discount being just some of the perks - and despite there being a lack of knowledge surrounding how things are carried out behind the scenes, a job there is very high on the list of up and coming Japanese students. Importantly, this report asked students which company they'd like to work for before actually job-hunting; they'll no doubt come crashing down a peg or two when they realise how few opportunities come about with the gaming giant.
As for the rest of the list? Well, Nintendo was narrowly beaten by Amazon Japan at number five, Google came in at number four, 'Government Official' was third, Apple Japan came in second, and 'Local Government Employee' was number one. Taking away those highly sought after governmental positions, however, only Apple, Google, and Amazon were found to be more popular - not bad going considering the size and scale of those companies.
Sony also came in at ninth, although - with the company having multiple business ventures in the worlds of electronics, music, film, and more - it's hard to pinpoint exactly how much of this interest comes from the video game side of the business.
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