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Nintendo Integrated Research & Development

The Nintendo Integrated Research & Development division handled everything related to producing Nintendo's console hardware and associated peripherals. Originally formed in the 1970s with engineer Genyo Takeda acting as manager, Nintendo Research & Development 3 was responsible for various hardware technologies and even developed several arcade and console titles. As technology evolved into the 3D era, Takeda's group renamed itself into Integrated Research & Development, and began spending longer periods of time researching and testing the various and rapidly evolving hardware that would power Nintendo's next generation of consoles.

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