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Nintendo buys ¥5 billion plot of land for brand spanking new growth HQ in Kyoto



There’s a plot of city-owned land in Kyoto that was once the location of a manufacturing facility and one thing referred to as the Material and Disaster Prevention Center. Since neither a kind of amenities is in operation anymore town has been on the lookout for somebody to buy the land, and the client that’s stepped up is none apart from Nintendo.

The 10,028.55-square-meter parcel is situated immediately behind Nintendo’s company headquarters in Kyoto’s Minami Ward, adjoining to Hokodate Park and throughout the road from the corporate’s growth headquarters constructing.

▼ It’s the realm to the suitable of the Minotsu truck (be aware the Nintendo HQ, with the corporate brand at its prime nook, within the background).

Since Nintendo is already constructing a museum elsewhere in Kyoto and has one other a part of its historical past preserved at the resort that its former HQ has been transformed into, this land buy is a enterprise funding, however one which avid gamers stand to learn from too. Nintendo’s plan is to make use of the location as the placement for a Headquarters Second Development Building with a view to strengthen its in-house analysis and growth tasks for gaming {hardware} and software program. The new constructing (proven in an artist’s rendering on the prime of this text) will likely be 12 tales tall, which ought to present a whole lot of house for brand spanking new growth groups to work their technological magic in.

▼ A map exhibiting Nintendo’s company HQ (pink space at backside proper), present growth HQ (pink space at prime left), and the location for Headquarters Second Development Building (pink space)


Barring some very uncommon exceptions, actual property in Japan doesn’t come low-cost, and Nintendo paid 5 billion yen for the land. An outlay that huge implies that they’re hoping for even greater issues from their groups that’ll be working there when the constructing is completed in late 2027.

Source: Nintendo by way of Denfami Gamer by way of Livedoor News by way of Otakomu

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