Nintendo investing even more money in new R&D facility

By Andrew Groen, Friday, 1 July 2011 18:28 GMT

We’ve known for a while that Nintendo was building a new research and development building, but now we’ve got word they’re pouring even more money into the new space.

Rather than the original sum of 12 billion yen announced back in 2009, it is now being reported by the Japanese business publication, Nikkei that Nintendo will be pumping an extra 4.5 billion yen into the Kyoto facility.

The new influx of cash brings the building’s total cost to over $200 million USD/ €138 million/ £125 million.

The building is said to be seven stories tall with a basement, built on 40,582 square meters, and is set to be completed in 2013.

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