Nintendo Invests 16 Billion Yen in Kyoto R&D Building

Got to spend money to make money!

Japanese news publication Nikkan has recently reported on Nintendo's new Kyoto, Japan facility and the amount of investment the company has put into the project.

As translated by Andriasang, Nintendo is investing ¥16billion (approximately $204million or £127million) into the new building which will be situated at Kyoto's Minami Ward, occupying a 40,582 square meter lot ― previously a golfing range called Kyoto Minami Golf Garden.

With six floors above ground level and a basement, the highest point of the building will measure 41 meters. The meeting rooms will be situated on the first floor and a cafeteria will be located on the top floor. The facility is expected to house 1,500 employees.

The new Kyoto building will hopefully aid Nintendo's software and hardware development by housing all its employees under one roof. Rather than being split between the Kyoto Research Center R&D facility in the Higashiyama Ward, and the main office in the Minami Ward, development staff will be working in a single location which should strengthen the level of communication between employees.

Construction of the new building will commence in January next year with Nintendo aiming for its completion by the end of 2013.

[via nikkan.co.jp]