As far as gaming devices go, Nintendo has both the Wii U and the 3DS, and unsurprisingly both belong to different divisions within the company. However according to a recent Nikkei report, they are saying that Nintendo is looking to unify the divisions into a single operating unit and that they will also be injecting about 30 billion yen (~$340 million) into a new Kyoto development facility which should be opened by the end of the year. This does not mean that either the Wii U or the 3DS is doing badly, but rather the merging of divisions is meant to help speed up development of their technology by sharing their knowledge with each other.

We’re not sure what this will mean for either console – is it possible that we might be looking at more iterations of the 3DS in the future? It is also possible that by merging these divisions and sharing the knowledge and technology with each other that Nintendo will better compete against mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets, especially with the announcement of products such as NVIDIA’s Project Shield and the Razer Edge gaming tablet.

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