Nintendo Integrated Research & Development

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Nintendo Integrated Research & Development
Type Division of Nintendo
Founded 2003 (staff members reassigned in 2015)
Headquarters Kyoto, Japan
Key people Genyo Takeda, manager (2003 - 2015)
Industry Video games
Products Video game consoles
Video game hardware
Employees undisclosed
Website http://www.nintendo.com/

Nintendo Integrated Research & Development (統合研究開発, IRD) was formed in 2003 when Nintendo Research & Development 3 was split, forming this division and Nintendo Research & Engineering Development. It was managed by Genyo Takeda from its creation in 2003 until Nintendo's internal development groups were restructured in 2015.

Home video game consoles by Nintendo Integrated Research & Development

Title Released Added to Museum Notes
Wii 2006 Not Added Yet Primary control method was motion controllers called Wiimotes.
Wii U 2012 Not Added Yet Primary control method was a touch screen gamepad, but also used Wiimotes and standard controllers.

Handheld video game consoles by Nintendo Integrated Research & Development

Title Released Added to Museum Notes
Nintendo DS 2004 Not added yet Successor to the Game Boy , with a stereoscopic 3D screen that doesn't require 3D glasses.
Nintendo DS Lite 2006 Not added yet Lighter, thinner, and has a brighter screen than the original Nintendo DS.
Nintendo DSi 2008 November 3, 2018 Lacks the Game Boy Advance port, has two cameras, supports internal and external storage, is backwards compatible with all Nintendo DS systems except those that used the GBA port, and plays games that use the hardware of the Nintendo DSi.
Nintendo DSi XL 2009 Not added yet Larger and has bigger screens than the Nintendo DSi.
Nintendo 3DS 2011 Not added yet Successor to the Nintendo DS. The lower screen is touch sensitive, and the top screen is a stereoscopic 3D screen that doesn't require 3D glasses.
Nintendo 3DS XL 2012 March 17, 2014 Larger and has bigger screens than the Nintendo 3DS.
Nintendo 2DS 2013 Not added yet Has the same hardware but lacks the 3D screen of the Nintendo 3DS. It has a slate-like design rather than the clamshell design of the Nintendo 3DS line.
New Nintendo 3DS 2014 Not added yet Has faster processors and more RAM than the Nintendo 3DS. It also has an analog pointing stick, two shoulder triggers, face detection to improve the stereoscopic 3D display, and built in near-field communication support.
New Nintendo 3DS XL 2014 Not added yet Larger and has bigger screens than the New Nintendo 3DS

Video game peripherals by Nintendo Integrated Research & Development

Title Released Added to Museum Notes
Game Boy Camera 1996 Not Added Yet Camera for the Game Boy.
Game Boy Printer 1996 Not Added Yet Printer for the Game Boy.
Nintendo e-Reader 2002 September 18, 2017 A device for Game Boy Advance which would scan cards with dotcodes to load games and add-ons for games.
Nintendo MP3 Player 2005 Not Added Yet An MP3 Player released in Japan as PlayYan.
It was released in China as MP4 Player for GBA.
Shortly after release, there was an updated version called PlayYan Micro, which was released in Europe as Nintendo MP3 Player.