Nintendo to build new research and development facility

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.

[Source: Nikkan]

Mar 30, 2011




  • shawksta - March 31, 2011 4:05 a.m.

    This is why I love Nintendo, they dont rely on any Third Party and does the Hard work themselves. I cant wait to see what their planning on that new Facility. @selio your lack of knowledge is funny, Ever heard of Wii sports resorts? Dont push it.
  • badgraphix1 - March 31, 2011 12:48 a.m.

    The building looks like it was made out of graph paper. Ha ha, it's perfect for an R&D center.
  • selio - March 30, 2011 11:51 p.m.

    They will be performing research on how Wii Sports 2 can be made to appeal to soccer moms and Grandparents enough to buy it multiple times.
  • EnragedTortoise1 - March 30, 2011 11:32 p.m.

    New F-Zero now?
  • bobbybroccoli - March 30, 2011 11:31 p.m.

    Yay, more games.

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