Nintendo merges its home and portable console hardware teams

Future could be interesting for Nintendo

Nintendo has taken the bold move of merging together their home console and portable console hardware teams.

The plan is to look into future hardware possibilities that will satisfy both DS and Wii/Wii U gamers.

The move comes as the Japanese games market feels the squeeze from tablets and smartphones as well as the possibilities brought forward by new PC hardware options like the Steam Box.

This news is a rare opportunity for gamers to see what may be coming, not from the next generation but the generation beyond as Nintendo begins to ponder what will follow the Wii U and 3DS.

Thanks Nikkei via Develop Online.

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