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Nintendo’s new headquarters construction is underway

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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]

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  • 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? :P

      • Nintedward

        I think you’re probably right my friend :D !

        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 :D

    • 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!!! :D

  • 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. :P

      • 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? :)

      • 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. :P

      • PS4/WiiU

        lol, my bad, fail

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          It’s all good. Seattle sounds like a better location. :P

  • 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.

    • http://its-yuma-tsukumo.tumblr.com/ 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.

  • LopsidedPasta

    Lol, go over to IGN if you don’t like the articles here.

    EDIT: The clown was talking about how WiiUDailly writers are “retarded” for not putting this story up a couple of days ago.

    EDIT #2: Oh Hello Dislike fairy! My name is LopsidedPasta. And you are? Oh! Nintenscience! Nice to meet you.

  • ScrewAttack

    That’s not hard :p

  • Wighead

    Even more true if you’re speaking of fox news…

  • Random12multi

    Yeah Im getting a crap ton of downvotes now but it’s cool :P

  • Guest

    The enemy of my enemy is my frenemy!
    Well said to you Pasta…

    @Nintenscience and the rest of his boy band group from the – Science Enthusiast – are an insidious bunch of trolls and a blight on the internet in general.
    They should be banned from Wii U Daily – plain and simple for stalking, trolling and serial flagging. Largely without provocation. Although by observation I do find @Mario to not have been a part of this “harassment”

    Back to the troll cave Science.

    I can also guarantee that the no’ of totally worthless downvotes will be mostly if not entirely from his multiple accounts.
    @Nintenscience
    @IhateGameFans
    @NintenscienceTrollPolice
    @IHateNeverstillMedia
    etc.. etc..
    Also accompanied by the androgynous falsetto – @HyperTallih…

  • Guest

    Sorry I mean’t 21…

  • Cena’s Smirk

    what do you mean? do you defend Danny?

  • Cena’s Smirk

    lol can anyone?

  • Daniel Gonzalez

    Some people think too highly of themselves and can’t get off that high. Best not to give too much of your time. If they are all over your comments no apparent reason,they don’t appear to have much to do with their time. After a certain point, don’t bother to read the rest of their comments, they have a knack for the last word. ;P

  • Rinslowe

    @Nintenscience; Every time you post something you’re deleting it almost immediately to either troll people or set them up.

    Even recently you have admitted to doing exactly this; Trolling and deleting comments then flagging etc…
    But being prepared for you has allowed your actions to be open knowledge.

    http://wiiudaily.com/2014/01/ex-famitsu-editor-says-what-we-all-know-wii-u-needs-killer-games/#comment-1188128560
    http://wiiudaily.com/2014/01/ex-famitsu-editor-says-what-we-all-know-wii-u-needs-killer-games/#comment-1188215460
    http://wiiudaily.com/2014/01/ex-famitsu-editor-says-what-we-all-know-wii-u-needs-killer-games/#comment-1188234019

    Someone earlier asked if you were defending “Danny” or @Daniel Gonzalez and although it looks like it, it’s obvious you’re just trolling him as well.

    http://wiiudaily.com/2013/12/dark-souls-ii-on-wii-u/#comment-1172185756
    http://wiiudaily.com/2013/12/dark-souls-ii-on-wii-u/#comment-1172187786

    As far as I’m concerned, trolling and harassment like this should be subject to banning. If you don’t like people reacting, then you should look at changing your current course of action @Nintenscience and co’.

  • Guest

    Self explanatory much?

  • Rinslowe

    ….

  • Guest

    ??

  • Rinslowe

    Science, I’ve had enough of your trolling, lying and stalking behaviour.

    Not only that but I suppose you’re also going to deny all the other obvious information which proves you have been trolling myself and heaven only knows how many other people on this site and many others???
    http://wiiudaily.com/2014/01/nintendo-new-headquarters-construction/#comment-1189848503

    One more time @NintenScience: stop with this continued harassment!

  • Rinslowe

    ….

  • Rinslowe

    You have on multiple occasions confessed to this stalking harassment.

    In fact, I think an official request to have you banned from Wii U Daily is something that would benefit everybody IMO.

  • Elitepwnsface

    I will not stoop to your level

  • Rinslowe

    FYI – I’m pushing for a disqus – permanent ban on you and your group for serial stalking and coordinated harassment. Still waiting on feedback from here. But I’ll continue pushing for that as well. With you around the place is simply unsafe. In fact seeing as though you have followed me and likely many others to multiple sites it’s my obligation to do so. Each time you resurface it will have the same result so long as you choose this type of action.
    Again you may enjoy these actions but they ruin those liberties you say you stand for, for everyone else.
    People just want to browse the news and articles that they enjoy and then comment on occasion. Your behaviour by it’s very definition prevents that. Therefore your actions are acting against freedoms of speech & fair commenting, as well as – in breach of privacy – as well.

  • Rinslowe

    Coordinated harassment: with the intent to use other members of your group in carrying out that harassment. Once disqus confirms their action on the matter – They or I will be back in touch.
    Therefore, kindly do not stalk or harass me here or anywhere else.

  • Elitepwnsface

    I guess i was wrong. I hear Nintendo stock prices went up.