Nintendo Invested $527 Million In R&D In FY 2015


Nintendo invested nearly $527 million in research and development in the past fiscal year, and managed to generate $5 billion in revenue.

That’s according to Technavio, a market research company that focuses on exploring emerging market trends, sharing a report that breaks down the top five leading vendors in the global motion-controlled remote market.

The research report identified Nintendo as one such vendor, which had factored in their contribution to the overall revenue in the market which encompasses gaming consoles, set-top boxes and smart TVs. Hillcrest Labs, LG, Samsung and SMK were the other vendors to be named.

As to what Nintendo has been investing in, we can only speculate that it will relate to Nintendo NX, their recent stride into developing smart device applications, and their Quality Of Life (QOL) initiative – which has seemingly taken a temporary backseat.

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.


  1. In 2002 (Wii time, not Wii U) Nintendo invested more than $140 million in research and development.

    • gamecube time. wii didn’t exist at that point.


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