This is a list of different companies that either are devoted suportors, or are owned by Nintendo. First party companies are companies that are owned by Nintendo, second parties make games only for Nintendo, and third parties make exclusive games for Nintendo and other companies such as Microsoft and Sony.

Nintendo headquarters and primary offices[]

Nintendo Central Research & Development (Japan)[]

Nintendo Entertainment Planning and Development (EPD)[]

Nintendo Entertainment Planning and Development or Nintendo EPD for short, is currently the largest division within Nintendo, consisting of around 1000+ developers who create Nintendo games. It was formed in 2015 with the merger between Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development (EAD) and Nintendo Software Planning & Development (SPD).

Nintendo Platform Technology Development (PTD)[]

Nintendo Platform Technology Development or Nintendo PTD for short is Nintendo's Hardware division. It was formed in 2015 with Company President Tatsumi Kimishima combining Nintendo Integrated Research and Development with Nintendo System Development.

Nintendo Development Subsidiaries[]

Sales and marketing[]


Former divisions[]

Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development[]

Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development (previously Nintendo R&D4) was a division within Nintendo that specialized in creating video games for their current consoles. It was merged with with Nintendo SPD to create Nintendo EPD

Nintendo Software Planning and Development[]

Nintendo Software Planning and Development's main purpose was to produce and overseee other developers in creating Nintendo published video games, though they themselves also developed original titles. They were consolidated into Nintendo EPD with EAD.

Nintendo Software Design & Development[]

Nintendo Software Design & Development has developed numerous products for the Wii and Nintendo DS ranging from the Wii channels to Photo Dojo on DSiWare.

  • Nintendo Software Design & Development 1 - Products
  • Nintendo Software Design & Development 2 - Products

Nintendo Integrated Research and Development[]

Nintendo Integrated Research and Development (Nintendo IRD for short) designed Nintendo hardware and accessories since their Arcade days in the mid 1970s

Nintendo Research and Engineering[]

Nintendo Research and Engineering designed Nintendo handhelds and handheld accessories including the Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS and more. They were combined with Nintendo IRD in 2013.

Nintendo System Development[]

Nintendo System Development began as the Nintendo Special Planning Department where it worked on low profile hardware like the e-Reader and Pokéwalker. It was turned into Nintendo Network Business & Development in 2011 and added the Nintendo Network Planning Group. In 2013, it was turned into Nintendo System Development and

  • Nintendo Network Development & Operations Department - System Applications and Network services
  • Nintendo Environment Development Department - Software Development Kits and Online Infrastructure
  • Nintendo Mechanical Design Group (Dissolved) - Hardware design and associated software

Nintendo Network Service Database[]

Formerly known as Wii no Ma, Nintendo Network Service Database operates Nintendo Network service in conjunction with Nintendo Network Development & Operations

Nintendo Business Operation Technology[]

Nintendo Business Operation Technology assists in the development of video games developed by companies outside of Nintendo.