Nintendo try something new
Nintendo announced this week that it has made a significant change to its operations. Nintendo has now combined its console and portable gaming divisions into one large group. Nintendo hopes that the combination of console and portable gaming divisions will help speed up development.
Nintendo's goal is to speed development by allowing the divisions to share knowledge and technology. I'd wager that the combination the two divisions also means the future consoles and portable systems will have much more interactivity between the two devices.
Nintendo has also announced that will be investing significantly in a new development facility in Kyoto Japan with about $340 million. The new development facility is expected to open before the end of 2013. Nintendo needs to make some changes considering the decline in profits the company's been experiencing over the last several months.