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Nintendo buys land opposite Kyoto headquarters to build new R&D facility

The land was purchased by Nintendo for $40 million.

Chris Kerr

April 13, 2022

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Nintendo has acquired the land adjacent to its headquarters in Kyoto, Japan, with a view to expanding its R&D facilities.

The company paid 5 billion yen ($40 million) to purchase the land, which previously housed a support factory and material and disaster prevention center.

Nintendo has outlined plans to build what it calls "Corporate Headquarters Development Center, Building No. 2" on the land, and said the objective of the new facility will be "R&D reinforcement."

The expansion will comprise a 12 floor steel framed building that's approximately 72 meters tall, offering a floor area of 38,000 square meters.

Nintendo believes its new development center (pictured below) will be completed by December 2027.

A mockup of Nintendo's new development center.

This article has been updated to correct the land's purchase price to 5 billion yen.

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Chris Kerr

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Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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