Nintendo has been in the video-game business for over three decades at this point, making it one of the oldest active companies in the industry. While the last few years have been notably hard for the Japanese juggernaut, the Big N has definitely seen a huge boost in success this year.
After the new Switch hybrid system made a surprisingly smashing entrance into the market back in March, things have been looking up for Nintendo. One of the reasons why the Switch has been doing so well thus far is because it’s been having a steady stream of major new releases since launch. One of the reasons why Nintendo has been able to get into this routine is because it has increased the size of its development teams.
This was confirmed by Nintendo of America’s President, Reggie Fils-Aime during a recent interview with Kotaku. Here’s what he had to say:
” … we have many more developers today working on our content than we did five years ago or even 10 years ago. Internal, right. Exactly. We’ve got that new development building in Kyoto that’s full of hardware and software developers. So we have a lot more development staff than we did at the beginning of the Wii U generation and certainly throughout the Wii generation.”