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Nintendo Entertainment Analysis and Development (usually abbreviated to EAD) is the largest of Nintendo's internal divisions.

In 2004, after corporate restructuring, Nintendo Research and Development teams 1 and 2 were absorbed into EAD, which now comprises at least five teams of twenty to thirty employees. You can usually tell which team developed any given game from it's director. Aside from Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka, each team only works on their own individual title at any given time. It is assumed further unknown teams exist, or are formed temporarily for specific individual projects. There is also a programming group of two-hundred employees within the division known as SRD Co. Ltd.

In the summer of 2014, Nintendo opened a new headquarter in Kyoto and moved all of its internal development teams to that new building, known as the Nintendo Development Center. It houses all of the EAD Kyoto divisions as well as other development divisions.


EAD Software Group No. 1

Group Manager: Hideki Konno

EAD Software Group No. 2

Group Manager: Katsuya Eguchi

EAD Software Group No. 3

Group Manager: Eiji Aonuma

EAD Software Group No. 4

Group Manager: Hiroyuki Kimura

EAD Software Group No. 5

Group Manager: Tadashi Sugiyama

EAD Software Group Tokyo No. 1

Group Manager: Takao Shimizu

EAD Software Group Tokyo No. 2

Group Manager: Yoshiaki Koizumi

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