Nintendo plans new £95m R&D centre

Nintendo plans new £95m R&D centre

By Ed Fear

February 10th 2009 at 3:38PM

Second Kyoto office to focus on software and hardware development

Nintendo has revealed plans to build a new research and development centre in Kyoto.

According to a Nikkei report, the company invested £95 million last year and secured a 40,000 square foot plot of land in Kyoto's Minami-ku district, close to the company's headquarters.

Due to an increasing number of development staff, Nintendo moved from the Higashiyama district of Kyoto in 2000 to its current location, renaming the old office 'Kyoto Research Centre'. It has been conducting research at both sites ever since.

According to the Nikkei report, the plans have been put in place to reunite these two facilities, which it's hoped will increase efficiency. It's unclear as to when construction of the new facility will begin.