Nintendo Expands in Hometown of Kyoto

By Adam Riley 14.02.2009 9

Nintendo Expands in Hometown of Kyoto on Nintendo gaming news, videos and discussion

Despite various companies around the world either completely folding, being bought out or making many employees redundant, Nintendo is actually expanding, and who can really be that surprised when the company can sell 777,000 units of Wii Fit in the usually slow month of January in the US?

The expansion is coming in the form of 40,000 square metres of land that has recently been purchased in Nintendo's hometown of Kyoto, Japan. The land cost around the £98 million / US$141 million mark and will eventually be home to a new Research and Development centre that will focus on new video game software, as well as new hardware ideas. According to Japanese news source Nikkei, Nintendo is apparently attempting to improve efficiency by having the majority of its R&D in the one location.

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Wow, thats great. Honestly we might even see greater games from Nintendo if they expand more.

When all is bad don't look for a easy way out. Because you wont know what to do once your out

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omg Japanese land is expensive...
Even in the middle of London it would be about £20-25 million...

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Avoid Games Like the Plague, productivity++

Land space is really tight in Japan, isn't it? Would explain it.

is working on them translations

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Adam Riley [ Director :: Cubed3 ]

Yeah hence most buildings are like 50 storey (+ a few levels underground) Smilie

Avoid Games Like the Plague, productivity++

Maybe they'll start selling cards again. Eh, eh? Smilie


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Awesome, this could guarantee more games for us with Nintendo's quality. I still think Nintendo should buy some more companies. A decent western company to work on DKC series... We miss you RARE... But then again, most of the original team is either with Nintendo (like the sound director) or joined some other companies.
Ah the good old days...

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I think I called this one a few weeks back with the prophetic: This world economy is when entertainment shines.

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