Nintendo is building a 1 billion yen ($12 million) research and development facility in the south ward of Kyoto, the Japanese newspaper Nikkan reports. The facility is being built to bring Nintendo's research center to the same neighborhood as its company headquarters. Construction will start in January of 2012 and continue into 2013.
Nintendo moved to Kyoto from its old headquarters in 2000, and placed its current research center at that building, which currently houses 1500 employees.
So, is this where Nintendo's next home console will be developed? Ha ha, as if that can wait until 2013. Anyway, we want a tour when it's done, because in all likelihood, it'll be somehow awesome.
Mar 30, 2011