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Nintendo merges handheld and console teams under one roof



Nintendo has today announced that it will merge its handheld and home console hardware divisions under one roof next month, allowing for greater collaboration between the two teams.

The teams will work together in a newly built 30 billion yen (213 millon GBP) Kyoto-based facility, which is set to open on February 16.

We'd expect this collaboration to mean that there will be more functionality between 3DS and Wii U in the future, while any further consoles or handhelds released will be closely tied together in terms of features and connectivity.

Nintendo expects joining both R&D departments together to save it both time and money. Makes sense to us.

Edited On 16 Jan, 2013

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Dead 4 years ago
Good news, looking forward to seeing what kinds of connectivity they will come up with.
no47's avatar
Hopefully they'll improve their servers while their at it. The Wii U online service is really slow when it comes to using various features.
no47 4 years ago
Dead's avatar
Not had any problems with it personally.
Dead 4 years ago
Anonymous user's avatar
No me neither, how is youre internet connection? maybe its playing up a bit as i have had no problems whatsoever either.
Rachael 4 years ago
Dead's avatar
I'm sharing a 10mb connection with 2 pc's and an Xbox and mine's just fine.
Dead 4 years ago
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Ha lucky you are i'm on 4mb upload and 0.4mb upload it really is a pain trying to steam and upload videos on that
Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
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iMerle iDixon 4 years ago
I can't think of any reason that this would be bad.
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Brett 4 years ago
next release.... the wii3udsxxli
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Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
Any functionality between the two will be good. Hopefully we will get a device to allow us to play DS/3DS games on our TVs like the GBA player for the Gamecube. The Wii couldn't have it for obvious reasons but the game-pad seem suited for this kind of thing
Anonymous user's avatar
Dont forget the pack u used to be able to plug into the back of a N64 controller and play gameboy games.. Ahh that takes me back a few years :)
Rachael 4 years ago
Dead's avatar
Yay, Super Gameboy FTW, had the Gameboy player for the Gamecube too, now they have a console with two screens maybe we will see a DS/3DS player for the Wii U?
Dead 4 years ago
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Really? the N64 had a GBA player, the more you know
Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
Dead's avatar
Not a GBA player, just original Gameboy player, it was the Gamecube one that did GBA games.
Dead 4 years ago
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Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
Sorry i mean the GB player anyhoo i thought it was only the SNES that had the GB player
Dead's avatar
It was an unofficial third party thing, wasn't that great, didn't play the Gameboy sounds, just some crappy music, it did function as a cheat cartridge too.
Dead 4 years ago
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Are you sure it was unofficial I remember playing Pokemon Gold on it and from what i recall the sounds were fine
Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
I just looked it up and it was called the Super Gameboy.
Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago

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