Unlike Sony who has had to sell headquarters in order to make ends meet, Nintendo is in the process of building an entirely new headquarters to house their unified console and handheld engineer departments. This new building will replace the old building and has a capacity of 1,500 people and after it’s built, will cost a whopping 16.5 billion yen, which equals out to about $204 million USD. The building has been under construction since 2012, and Nintendo hopes to have it completed in 2014. A unified console and handheld division may mean we see more compatibility between Nintendo consoles and handhelds in the future. [via Blogtendo] local_offer Nintendo wii u stars Further Reading Legendary Pokemon coming to Pokemon Go The cost of Nintendo consoles in today's dollars Wii U gets firmware update Watch the Smash 4 EVO Finals on Disney XD Take a peek at this week’s Nintendo Dow 9 things you probably didn't know about Super Mario Bros. Alex Kelecich Alright cool. LopsidedPasta I think I can speak for everyone when I say: Sexy. That building. Is sexy. Can I assume that it will be built in Kyoto/ Tokyo/ Japan? erich80 I did a big mess here. Sorry. See you guys tomorrow… Relick It is in fact right next to Nintendo’s current headquarters in Kyoto. WarioForever It would be smart for Nintendo to build headquarters not just in japan, than in Europe and America as well. Also, many games could be made by Europe and America’s programmers. LopsidedPasta They have several sites, but one HQ. They have a NOA site in Seattle. Daniel Gonzalez Redmond I think you mean. Jon it’s not in Seattle…. it’s Redmond…. The Clockwork Being B-B-But how can they have the money to build this when they are doomed?!?! LopsidedPasta Lol, you can look back at every comment I’ve ever made, and I never said Nintendo is doomed. I said they are screwing some things up. Crucify me. Magnus Eriksson This is what they use resources and money on, not games. This is the reason why Nintendo fails. Is a Jacobs ladder of greed. LopsidedPasta Yeah, you know, all the heads at Nintendo should just live and conduct work in tin shacks in Mexico. Then they wouldn’t be greedy, right? Magnus Eriksson True. This is excactly what they should do. Rinslowe At least one regular poster here could make them all coffee in the morning… Wighead You should know that merging two departments in the same building is usually a decision to cut present/future expenses… YogiGRB while other company’s CEO’S and bankpresident’s fire people just for the sake of keeping their yearly bonus, Iwata and nintendo’s bosses gave up their bonus just so nobody got fired ….. It’s not all about money and/or greed with Nintendo (as the translation of their name explains the why) Daniel Gonzalez What you do on your own time, is your business. Elitepwnsface I wonder if this will help Nintendo from going further down hill. Zorlac79 I wonder if you will ever properly educate yourself so you can stop coming off with unintelligent comments. Elitepwnsface Blind fool Deadpool U You bring disgrace to Henchman 24. Elitepwnsface You know nothing of his work. He would not be blind to the truth. Deadpool U Yeah 24 would stand by Nintendo not troll on a Nintendo fansite. Elitepwnsface Apparently people took this as a negative comment. I was referring to corporate hiring. Maybe better management. Sonic 2099 The Hedgehog YES Nintedward Pretty nice HQ for a supposedly doomed company. LOL!!! Kinda looks like a giant N64 with an Ocarina of time cartridge sticking out 😉 FoxMulder900 I was just about to say something similar lol Zorlac79 I will upvote you simply because of your name and icon! Zorlac79 Nice! It does sorta look like a castle though! Laud I guess my imagination is dying out, all I see is an incomplete building.. lukas maby its a conkers bad fur day cartridge readypembroke Looks like Microsoft’s console division. gmanextreme9 Hey……I kinda see it too. Nintedward Check Iwata’s condo sticking out of the top like a boss!!!! XD Squid Was the beginning sarcasm? Nintenjoe82 looks more like an NTSC SNES Magnus Eriksson Grandios tombstone 🙂 LopsidedPasta Care to provide facts to back up that claim? Rinslowe Cause you know all about facts…. Lol. LopsidedPasta More than you. And this isn’t about me. This is about him. Sit down, child 🙂 Magnus Eriksson Lol, Rinslowe is right. Its a joke, and jokes are not bsed on facts. Rinslowe Btw it was a joke on his behalf, guy… So lets talk facts then. History lesson for the man who obviously knows very little about much at all, lol. Always with the insults… Deluded needs a reality check. How much did you say Sony was profiting on every PS4? Oh yes, here it is… LopsidedPasta Wow, I’m so stupid for taking a Daily article at face value. I made abut 6 points, and you could only weakly refute one of them. If you’re going to fight me, don’t pick and choose your battles. Rinslowe “Wow, I’m so stupid for taking a Daily article at face value.” No of course not. What I would say is stupid is calling out Nintendo supporters on – Wii U Daily – as blind sheep who are according to you much less intelligent than yourself, or that was pretty much the gist of it right? And claiming to be a person all about facts but seldom able to provide any. Then when confronted with those facts you supposedly know so well, to dance around the topic instead. That’s called bad sportsmanship mate… The reason only one point was mentioned is because to me it was the only one worth clarifying. The rest just being your opinion. And we’re all entitled to our opinions right? And I’m not fighting with you…. Daniel Gonzalez “Kinda looks like a giant N64 with an Ocarina of time cartridge sticking out ;)” I think you’ve been drinking a bit too much Nintedward. How many cartridges am I holding up? 😛 Nintedward I think you’re probably right my friend 😀 ! 3 Cartidges? Daniel Gonzalez Damn it. You’re not that drunk. On to the pub? Johny But,… but… Nintendo…. will go bankrupt in 2014 :O … they’re irrelevant, and if they dont drop the wii u, they’ll go bankrupt .. won’t they ? Squid Naw, why would that happen? Johny well.. y’know… nintendo is irrelevant… and stuff The Clockwork Being Sadly some people can’t understand sarcasm. Johny love your comment. P.S What anime is that from. Squid It’s hard to understand sarcasm when you can’t hear the tone, Johny its easy when there is such indesputabe BS involved, that there is a near 1% chance someone would actually be serious it. idk 🙂 i thought that its been a long excepted fact, that nintendo has crap tons of money… and that they couldn’t go bankrupt for a LOONG time, even if they stopped getting ANY profits right now. Johny why thank you good man. i appreciate it. i guess people just either don’t know how much of a crap tons of cash nintendo has, or it was just a lame joke. Its from Bakemonogatari series 🙂 probably my favourite female anime character by the name Senjougahara Hitagi. i’ve just recently set up the picture, cuz im very active on forums and discussions, and i just want to make it easiyer for people to recognise me 🙂 The Clockwork Being Thanks for the anime. I need more to add to my list with the Winter release like Nisekoi, Nobunaga the Fool, Magical Warfare and some other anime. Bakemonogatari is a great addition by the looks of it. I’ll tell you what I think about it 🙂 Johny please do ! im glad i could recommend a good anime. but i still suggest you watch a review of some sort, to give you an idea what to expect from it. its VERY different from your usuall anime. certainly not for everyone. but if you love one of the best written dialogues in anime EVER written, awesome and sweet art-style and HUUGE production budget (its friggin Shaft dude xD), amazing character interactions, dialogues, subjective simbolism, deep character development, you’ll LOOOVE this series! but if you’re a kind of guy who NEEDS non-stop action and stuff.. you’ll likely be turned off by it. pretty much 80+% of an anime consists of characters talking ^_^ at first, it was too much for me. but then i got used to it.. the anime gets SOO much better with following seasons, and now its one of my favourites !! love it so much :3 Magnus Eriksson Its not a building. Its a tomb stone. LopsidedPasta why kinghenroc187 nintendo could loose 200 million every month for 50 years you dont believe me go wiki that thats a fact and how much they just spent? 204 million usd. thats only one month out of 50 years u get mad when exposed and everything i said u could wiki Random12multi Wiki…. Dude…. Stop. ScrewAttack People may hate Wikipedia due to the way it can be edited…..but that doesn’t stop 98% of the articles I’ve ever read for info on their being entirely accurate and usually accompanied by solid references. Unless you’re writing a paper, I don’t see the problem. Random12multi don’t get me wrong I like Wikipedia.. but I don’t like to use it as a way to try and solidify a point because of the way it can be edited *the fact 4chan has gone and fucked with the Articles also doesn’t help* ScrewAttack Unless you’re writing a paper I don’t see the issue. Tis only an debate on the internet, hardly carries the weight that’d make all the extra research worthwhile :p I mean, I wouldn’t reference an article I could tell had been messed with, but that’s the same with any website really. Random12multi I see…. what you mean ScrewAttack I see you’re not very popular for some reason :p Random12multi Nahhh it’s just some people don’t like my opinions so they down vote it’s cool I usually post helpful stuff sometimes ScrewAttack Ah well I’d say ignore em but you’re doing fine mate. Internet’s full of children, you should need a license to use it! greengecko007 I don’t understand it either. Wikipedia nay-sayers are quick to bring up the fact that the articles can be edited by anyone, but always fail to acknowledge that these articles are immediately flagged various reasons like not having sources, being incomplete, untrustworthy, etc. Additionally, most Wiki’s have an edit history, which further allows the curators to check the work of others. The system works more often that not. The real reason people don’t like it is because it’s easy. Lee You do know Wiki is really unreliable source of information a lot of the time, that’s why Universities (at least in the UK) can not use it for the like of a Bibliography. It’s a good place to start but just no lol. Wighead I hope that every university in the world is considering wiki as a unreliable source (I can confirm that the universities in Québec, Canada are not accepting wiki as a reliable source) as it can be modified by anybody at anytime. On the otherhand it doesn’t mean that people should avoid it at any cost, just be a bit skeptical when you read a wiki article and try to find a serious source that can confirm it if you need to use the information professionally. Andrew Chambers The high schools in the US don’t even allow us to use Wiki. Wighead Good to know as it should be a no brainer… AceRuby Its entirely accurate though in this regard Nintendo has billions in the bank right now hence this new building and the hiring of staff to form new development studios over the past 2 years. DragonSilths They can lose $257 Million a YEAR not month. And they would last till 2052. Then selling stocks, and buildings and technology they would last till 2075. jreed3842 I’ve always wanted to see Nintendo Headquarters. It’s on my bucket list, haha. palomino blue I thought that D-Pad was on the barrier at first until I saw the rest of the logo on the image. Oh well. Shota a friend of mine in japan said 2015 the building would be completed. MujuraNoKamen Being Nintendo the completion date will slip into next year, after giving us a vague Q2 finish date, we’ll find out they only started digging the foundations a few months back and it’ll be done in September 2015. Joking aside, it looks pretty nice. oontz F U N N Y Andrew Gonzalez Obviously N still has big plans for the future. Shota there are reports that nintendo must share the money they made with 3ds another company because they say the 3ds camera was stolen or had no permission from tomita ScrewAttack They’re always getting threats like that. Nobody companies claiming infringement that’s not there. Nothing more than desperate attempts at cash grabbing. Shota like that former sony employee about 3d patent. Googs They only have to give away 1,8% of the selling price of a 3DS, so that means they get around $2-3 for every 3DS sold, that’s not going to bankrupt Nintendo. It won’t even make a dent in Nintendo’s profits. Shota i didn’t even say it would cause nintendo bankruptcy. Googs I added that in for the people that aren’t smart enough to understand that. Shota you saying i’m not smart? the info you stated i already knew. it was just a heads up for people who didn’t know this Googs I did not say you weren’t smart, I said that I added that part in for the people who think that this will somehow have a big effect on Nintendo, which it won’t. There’s really no need to take offence on everything I say. Shota then i’m sorry CEObrainz Cool, hopefully this means more cross multiplayer between 3DS and Wii U titles. Googs Nintendo has big plans, I like this, it’s looking really good 😀 AceRuby They’ve have been investing in development for a few years now with the hiring of a huge amount of staff lately and these new buildings so its no surprise really they are finally investing their huge chest of money for HD and handheld development. Hopefully we start to see the benefits of that this year with a bunch of Wii U titles coming. Guest ?? companyoflosers hopefully with the increase in staff, we also see an acceleration in their development times. im getting tired of waiting for zelda U! Lee I get this website is dedicated to Nintendo fans, but what’s with the silly statement in this article “Unlike Sony who has had to sell headquarters in order to make ends meet”? They sold it because the that specific area in the company was not needed any more due to whatever reason, not to make “Ends Meet”. Sony sells more than just consoles and could have easily afforded to keep their premises open if it mad sense business wise. Can we get some non-bias articles please. >.> ScrewAttack If we could get the same from the rest of the internet too regarding Nintendo, that’d be great! Squid If other places don’t do it to Nintendo I would ask for the same. Rinslowe Sony sold those assets partly because they were no longer needed and more so because they could operate without them… And that those assets could offset a rather nasty looking set of losses across 2 of their main divisions… On the other hand, Nintendo is spending money that was likely made through cash reserves… AceRuby Its not a bias opinion its the truth Sony has been selling buildings because they have been in the red for a while in some of their divisions. They’ve sold both their Tokyo and New York buildings http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-28/sony-to-book-41-billion-yen-gain-from-sale-of-building-in-tokyo.html they sold them to basically keep away from not profiting. But its more of a trimming of the fat kind of thing in my opinion though. Random12multi Is it just me or am I seeing more snarky comments in articles starwars360 It is because you sadface troll!!! Lord Carlisle Whoa. That first sentence was a very rare case of unprofessionalism from this author. oontz Exactly!!! Wighead Like I said before, they should open a 1st party studio in Montréal, they would be garanteed with success, since Montréal produced some of the best games made in the past few years. Jelle Knibbe I can’t see how the location of the building would affect the games themselves. Wighead Yeah I was a bit off topic as I was talking about a studio and not the headquarter itself… (but it would be great if they were to build a NA headquarter in Montréal…) starwars360 GO FOR IT NINTENDO!! You are one of best first party publishers and developers in world!!! 😀 Decker Shado John Kinsley posts article after article ripping on Nintendo and/or twisting good stories to sound bad and no one bats an eye. Ashley King makes one factual observation about Sony and everyone loses their minds. The Clockwork Being Decker the truth hurts. ALOT Lord Carlisle That’s not true at all, far more people bash Kinsley in said articles than there are criticizing Ashley here. That “no one bats an eye” bit is completely false. In fact, I’ve only seen two other comments here that pointed that first sentence out… one of which was my own. Daniel Gonzalez While it may be a fact that Sony is have problems making ends meet. Her factual observation in my opinion was in poor taste, but I digress. It could’ve been worded better. However, saying it the way she did was expected since websites like this tend to do so to rile up fanboys on both sides to get clicks. It’s normal journalism on the internet. Just how I see things. 😛 Rinslowe Hence the fact you’re obviously riled up, lol. 🙂 Daniel Gonzalez Just because I feel her words were a bit tasteless, doesn’t equate to riled up. It’s called stating an opinion, hence that’s why we are here. You responded to try to rile me up, which fails pretty bad. You just can’t give it up, huh Rinslowe? At least it shows that I’m not the one who is trying to cause a ruckus over an opinion. Sounds to me you don’t like opinions too much, or is it just that you’re still grudging over what went on several days ago? It’s showing that it’s the latter. Now I’ll let you deny that as I think you’re going to do, right? 🙂 Guest He is still angry over me and you. Ignore him. Daniel Gonzalez That much is clear. Lol. To think this guy is “mature.” Well, he claims to be anyways. Ah well, sour grapes then. 😛 Guest lol, maturity http://wiiudaily.com/2014/01/nintendo-new-headquarters-construction/#comment-1189718934 Guest There’s no anger Science. You’re a serial troll, stalker and flagger who should and most likely will be banned in time… Guest That definitely sounds like anger. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anger Guest This?? http://wiiudaily.com/2014/01/nintendo-new-headquarters-construction/#comment-1189678993 LOL you two need your heads read… Rinslowe So quick to temper. Why? I’d say that was humour in good taste. 🙂 Daniel Gonzalez Speaking of speed, you must be on it considering you’re fast to jump on mine. As for good taste, I saw none there other than a sad reason to respond in disdain. Why else would you word it that way considering you aren’t on good terms with me? It’s called the obvious. Figured you were more mature than that, but it at least proves my point about you. ;P Rinslowe It’s obviously a “JOKE”. Lighten up 🙂 Daniel Gonzalez You’re too quick to to judge how I am feeling. I’m actually calm and the fact that you’re explaining yourself as so means you’re the one who is reading too much into it. Also, your humor to me isn’t in good taste. That’s how I see it. If you truly think that equates to quick to temper, then you have some odd issues. . You’re quite speedy on judgment too, so you’re not in any position to talk there. Lol. Your comment was a bit inppropiate since you’re assuming that people must be riled up all the time. I don’t know whether you’re a racist or not, I don’t know you well enough to make such a judgment. However, you do try to start trouble, even if it is in your opinion, a joke. Perhaps, your way of joking isn’t appreciated by all. If you’re going to joke, make it more obvious as that one clearly isn’t to me. 🙂 Rinslowe “You’re too quick to to judge how I am feeling. I’m actually calm and the fact that you’re explaining yourself as so means you’re the one who is reading too much into it.” I’m not the one posting novels as replies, mate. Daniel Gonzalez “Hence the fact you’re obviously riled up, lol. :)” “Lol, so quick to temper. But you know all about speed… 😛 I’d say that was humour in good taste. Perhaps you just don’t have good taste in that department?” Again Rinslowe, it shows you’re the one with issues. Two paragraphs don’t make a novel either. Maybe if it was more than 4. You exaggerate. Speaking of opportunities, isn’t that what you’re doing now by continuing to respond? Dude, you have got issues! Go find the family and spend time with your wife and kid that you claim to have. You don’t seem to do that enough seeing as you’re on here quite often than I am these days. I’m going to leave you be since I can tell you’re those types that only see it one way and hold grudges. Let go of the sour grapes. Good day Rinslowe, and happy trolling. 🙂 Rinslowe “Again Rinslowe, it shows you’re the one with issues.” Riiight… http://wiiudaily.com/2014/01/nintendo-new-headquarters-construction/#comment-1189716242 http://wiiudaily.com/2014/01/nintendo-new-headquarters-construction/#comment-1189702838 http://wiiudaily.com/2014/01/nintendo-new-headquarters-construction/#comment-1189691891 http://wiiudaily.com/2014/01/nintendo-new-headquarters-construction/#comment-1189685125 @origin: http://wiiudaily.com/2014/01/nintendo-new-headquarters-construction/#comment-1189678993 Guest Guest Denial… Guest Look below: http://wiiudaily.com/2014/01/nintendo-new-headquarters-construction/#comment-1189718934 Daniel Gonzalez Let him rant on. Too busy gaming to care. ;P Guest http://wiiudaily.com/2013/12/dark-souls-ii-on-wii-u/#comment-1172185756 Cena’s Smirk lol so true! this guy never stops. Cena’s Smirk except you can’t see the blurb about Sony until after you click, so I don’t see this as click bate. you see things wrong. Guest Hi! Guest Racist Calrision Guest Calrision? Daniel Gonzalez Well aware it was you Rinslowe. Lol. Saw it earlier, but was too preoccupied to properly respond to it. It’s amazing how far you are willing to go with your craziness. Can’t let go of a grudge eh? 😉 Only difference between you and I is, I don’t delete my comments and run off in fear of being banned. You only do me a favor in proving my point from your bitter responses. As said before, spend time with your family. You’ll feel better. Being on the internet too long has made you irate. Rinslowe I think you need a reality check mate seriously. Btw, you are wrong, pal. That wasn’t me… Although I wholeheartedly agree with it. Daniel Gonzalez I’m not worried on what you think of me. Though, I think you need the reality check here my friend. Your name clearly showed before the comment was deleted, and even hovered over your name and it showed the right amount of comments and upvotes. If you’re gonna claim innocence, then be my guest. The bigger picture is, you seem to be under the impression that I’m working withThe Science Ethusiast trolls. Funny part is, I was trolled by them on another site as well, however, I pay no attention to what they do. However, I do agree with Nintenscience in that you are arrogant and immature at certain points. I do agree that he does take it a bit far, but you also make your own problems by commenting back and adding fuel to the fire. Even if you don’t trust my response, I never wanted animosity at all, but I don’t take crap from you or anyone as well. Instead of worrying about trolls trolling you everyday, perhaps you should worry about bigger matters in your life. Yes, it is solid advice, spend more time with family. You harass me in my comments when you make snide remarks trying to pass them off as jokes. You are a hypocrite even if you wanna deny it. It is true though, you reap what you sow. It’s unfortunate you see the worst in everyone instead of looking for the good. In either case, believe what you will, Rinslowe. I’m not gonna waste my time. Two wrongs don’t make right. I’m sure you know that. You really need a break. Rinslowe No your’re right on one thing mate. I don’t trust you. Or them for that matter. And for good reason. “You harass me in my comments when you make snide remarks trying to pass them off as jokes.” Is that what happened here? http://wiiudaily.com/2013/12/kamiya-new-years/#comment-1182122300 Stop with this harassing my character dude. It’s old. Boring. And completely lame. You’re right on one more thing. I do need a break. Putting up with this kind of trolling, stalking and flagging behaviour from you and this group is beyond what any individual should have to experience…. Daniel Gonzalez So let me get this straight, you coming into my comments, responding with obvious sour grapes, it’s okay for you. However, if I respond back, it’s harassment? Yeah, that makes total sense. Lol. Seriously Rinslowe, I think you have some mental issues or something. You’re right, it does get old and boring, so keep your lame comments to yourself and I won’t have to respond to you. I also don’t respond to any of your comments not directed at me, only when they are directed at me, which is fair of me to do so back. Your reasoning gets tiring and old. I would show links to prove how full of it you are, but that’s not my style and it gets old of you trying too hard to prove you did nothing wrong here. As far as your problems with NintenScience and company, that’s your own problem, so don’t involve me in it. Rinslowe You accuse me of all that. And when I provide proof against your accusations and all you can do is attack me more? Dude… One last time: Stop with your character harassment. All this animosity from you because of this; http://wiiudaily.com/2014/01/nintendo-new-headquarters-construction/#comment-1189678993 Daniel Gonzalez I don’t apologize to those who show no class. Besides, why would I apologize to someone who would stoop down to another level? If anything, it’s more than a good reason not to. You show your true colors. You show you have no decency by holding your obvious grudge over an impression that I troll you. It’s clearly the other way around. You truly are bitter. As for keeping it as your avatar, I would say go on ahead? Lol. That’s no skin off my back. Though, it does show how immature you are by lowering yourself to who you claim is classless. I should congratulate you, but it’s better to let you feel some kind of accomplishment over your silly routine. I’m going to spare you any further embarassment and leave you be. My time has to be in other places. Take this response as you see fit. Good night, Rinslowe. Rinslowe Good RichM Oh, now I understand why there has been such poor marketing for the Wii U. Rinslowe $204 million dollars you say O_O. Yeah so like less than 2% of their current cash hoard. “But… doomed you said!” LoBo_UK Looks like Bowsers Castle lol Rinslowe After he was defeated recently Mario gifted it to Nintendo out of respect. Such quality never dies… 🙂 Patrick Starman I can imagine Iwata sitting on Bowser’s throne XD! Justin Rowan Enough with the pop up iPhone app ads! Relick BTW it is complete guys this is way old: companyoflosers i do not believe that is the same building Relick It is, if you check blogtendo source you’ll find that the article was made april last year, and the above is the finished building. oontz different angle… same building. PS4/WiiU Wait, so does Nintendo have a headquarter in America and Japan, cuz I know that they have one in Seattle, USA and will this make the second one. Or did they already have one in Japan Daniel Gonzalez Nintendo of America is in Redmond, Washington, not Seattle. 😛 PS4/WiiU lol, my bad, fail Daniel Gonzalez It’s all good. Seattle sounds like a better location. 😛 Leo Ashley the building is complete lol oontz F A I L PachterStation With this cost, Nintendo will be keeping its fingers crossed that its next handheld and console will be a huge success in order to pay for it. But as per usual, this cost will be passed onto the customer. With Nintendo’s next consoles, they’ll probably go deeper with their pricing. £300+ for their new handheld and £400+ for their new console. A very early prediction I know. And maybe £60 games will make a comeback. Nintendo seems to be very confident when it comes to the future. But come to think of it, customers have been milked by Nintendo for years, so this new building has already been paid for. Maybe even licencing costs will go up. Developers and publishers beware….. extremethunder The building is already payed for. The cost is like a grain of sand to them. And why would you think the licensing costs will go up? Rinslowe “With this cost, Nintendo will be keeping its fingers crossed that its next handheld and console will be a huge success in order to pay for it.” Large corporations with very large sums of “cash at bank” regularly practice cash reserve (short term investments usually set at a low return of 2.5-3%) schemes in order to maintain a healthy balance, outside of their standard revenue streams. This means that at $204 million they could have very likely paid for that new building without even looking at operating profits lol… Any “perceived losses” from lowered forecast profits would be directly affected at the operating end of the business… Seeing as though the 3DS is practically printing money for Nintendo right now as well as solid software sales overall, I’d say they’re profiting OK these days. Even considering the Wii U’s predicament. Anyway, those exact figures will be public knowledge in short time… Hulkamania awesome GABRIEL GARCIA NICE !!! Nintendofreak 204 million bucks what is it made of gold Glitch256 Have u priced concrete? My driveway just cost me 11 thousand. A simple driveway. Jonathan George Anaya Nintendo OWNS what Sony Doesn’t. the Sony Playstation(I will work)4food! hahaha oontz You are an _________! Flawless Victory Good..good. 🙂 Nintendoro they’re building it out of empty Wii boxes shaun Excited to see what Nintendo cane come up with having a more handheld / consol integration building. They are a very successful Company profiting over 7.2 Billion yen last year. The death of N sayers don’t realize how insanely successful they are. With only 5K employees their profit margin per employee is one of the highest in the industry. oontz “With only 5K employees their profit margin per employee is one of the highest in the industry.” Maybe if they hired more developers and bought more studios… we’d have more games and the wiiu would be even more of a success. Glitch256 More doesn’t always lead to a successful business model.Nintendo is the only company that is soley video games. They adhere to a certain model that maximizes profit and keeps losses from shutting the company down..such as the issue with the wii u. Thanks to the success of the wii and a tight business model the company can support the Wii U. oontz way to miss the point. oontz You’re really comparing company financials of Sony and Nintendo? You do realize that Nintendo makes only one thing right? Sony has a massive operation in many different entertainment industries all at once (film, music, computers, digital/video cameras, TVs, etc, etc, etc) their gaming division is just that… a division of a MUCH larger corporation. On top of that starting your article with “unlike sony…” is quite lame and undermines the actual information you’re reporting on. I know you’re just trying to make the fanboys of this site happy but it comes off as immature. Unless that’s the level of reporting that you’re trying to achieve. Yuma Tsukumo I’d have to agree on the point of Sony making more products than Nintendo, for that reason i’d say it’s kind of obvious why they’d have to take such a drastic measure ‘to make ends meet’. I feel there’s no point even mentioning Sony in this article as it doesn’t have any relevance what so ever. Yes, PlayStation and Nintendo are competitors but it’s pretty sad knowing that some people actually get some satisfaction from a company building a new headquarters.. Here’s hoping that both companies do well with their said consoles this generation. Daniel Gonzalez Couldn’t have said it better. Rinslowe The main point to consider is that 2 of Sony’s main divisions – Electronics and Motion Picture – have been operating in the red for some time. And it was four years of lost profits/ R&D/ Marketing and Advertsiing from their gaming division as well that was keeping them down. The PS3 did become profitable after four years on the market. But by that time the damage was quite severe. As a division it bled profits for so long that the PS3’s turnaround in 2010 to now has simply been a matter of paying back to lost revenue and accumulated deficits. I’m not against Sony, I’ve owned every one of their consoles since the original PS. These are just facts of history now. In comparison, Nintendo was at the time of Wii’s release already sitting on a hoard of about $8-10b. As we all know, Wii was profitable right out of the gate and has remained so. Nintendo now sitting on a much larger sum of cash in the bank now than in 2006. When you’re winning that nicely, most large companies will invest their cash in low yield returns to accumulate a passive revenue stream @ no more than a few % per annum. This allows them to combat any financial hiccups that my arise on the operating side of the business, towards their cash and assets. As of this moment Nintendo sits on more “cash at bank” than both Sony and MS gaming divisions and has had a very good run last generation, due to the Wii and their successful handhelds. R&D spending in Nintendo has been historically low compared to other companies and their advertising has been near non-existent for Wii U. Therefore whatever losses are being made on that platform would be manageable so long as the uptrend continues. I wouldn’t want to speculate how much money Sony is losing on every PS4 sold but it wouldn’t be pretty. It’s said that the loss is less than what they endured with PS3, but that’s not a positive either. As far as the platform being successful goes I think definitely, it’s a Sony console. For us gamers the financial side of it only matters when discontinuation is inevitable and PS4 won’t be discontinued, so… MS is also taking a loss on Xbox One even considering the premium price tag. So all in all. Being Nintendo is not such a bad thing from a business perspective. The 3DS is consistently bringing them profits and the Wii U despite some strong personal opinions on either side seems to be on the up… oontz It is still an unfair comparison and one that reeks of fanboyism… something that shouldn’t be coming from one of the main contributors to the site. As for some of the points you make… “As we all know, Wii was profitable right out of the gate and has remained so” This is due to the wii basically using gamecube components. Nintendo chose to use older hardware and were able to profit from it, most notably not even paying the DVD rights to allow dvd playback for its users. Sony on the other hand decided to give people a state of the art gaming rig and blue-ray player while eating the costs. Again not a fair comparison considering the actual difference between the two machines that were brought to market. “As of this moment Nintendo sits on more “cash at bank” than both Sony and MS gaming divisions” Again Nintendo does this because they refuse to eat any costs and always try to earn a profit on everything they sell, including software. Not a bad thing, but also not the greatest. Don’t forget they also didn’t have to incur any additional in-house development costs for HD gaming, at all during the last generation. “I wouldn’t want to speculate how much money Sony is losing on every PS4 sold but it wouldn’t be pretty” Actually this time Sony is almost breaking even with the ps4. It’s somewhere within the $10 to $20usd range. “Being Nintendo is not such a bad thing from a business perspective” I could not agree more. One would think that it’s probably because they want to play it safe. Think of the situation they would be in if the wiiu hardware was on the SAME level as the PS4. I wouldn’t want to be in THAT shareholder meeting 😉 Rinslowe I respect your right to an opinion as always but the why of Wii’s success isn’t important for this type of discussion. Wouldn’t you agree? About most the other points made I’ll just say fair enough, lol. Except this: “Actually this time Sony is almost breaking even with the ps4. It’s somewhere within the $10 to $20usd range.” This is not even remotely possibly mate. I had a spiel about that a few days ago. But that spiel is still as accurate now as it was then and it will be accurate for many months to come. PS4 is losing money. There’s a reason why they’re letting the media and websites do all the talking for them in that regard. Because the facts as of today are undeniable. Not even close to breaking even. http://wiiudaily.com/2014/01/10-wii-u-predictions-2014/#comment-1186458012 Again, I’m a Sony supporter for the most part as in Sony Entertainment. Just their business decisions are a drag. Namely Electronics and Movie/ Motion Picture. And I’m not sure how long they can take from the left pocket to feed the right before something more than leveraging assets, effects their situation. oontz Sorry I should’ve clarified I was only talking about a $20usd loss in the manufacturing process. I wasn’t also including, marketing, packaging, shipping, etc. Which would inflate that number quite a bit. Rinslowe No worries. But, that inflation all goes towards Sony’s ability to break even or turn a profit. Also just to clarify. oontz No I agree, I was comparing it to the PS3 manufacturing costs which were a much greater loss than the ps4’s currently are.