Nintendo R&D3

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Nintendo's Research and Development division 3 (R&D3) was formed in the 1980's. Genyo Takeda has always held the general manager position since the development team's founding.

This team is the smallest R&D team that Nintendo has. It usually makes whatever it can to help Nintendo along with its bigger projects, such as the battery backup for the NES, or making the Nintendo 64 controller.

They also made some games in its early stages, such as Mike Tyson's Punch-Out, StarTropics, and many sports games Nintendo released. Most of R&D3's game were targeting the American market, and sold poorly or were excluded from release in Japan.

Sine they assisted with Pilotwings 64, they have not developed any games, but they have focused more on hardware. Nintendo has recently also moved all software designers/programmers to Nintendo's EAD

In 2000, they were renamed to Nintendo's Integrated Research & Development division (Nintendo IRD).

Credited on 11 Games from 1984 to 2006

Pilotwings 64 (1996 on Nintendo 64)
Super Punch-Out!! (1994 on SNES, Wii, Wii U...)
Zoda's Revenge: Star Tropics II (1994 on NES, Wii, Wii U)
StarTropics (1990 on NES, Wii, Nintendo Switch...)
NES Play Action Football (1990 on Game Boy, NES, Wii)
Ice Hockey (1988 on NES, Wii, Wii U...)
Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (1987 on NES, Wii, Nintendo 3DS...)
Volleyball (1986 on NES, Wii, Nintendo Switch...)
Arm Wrestling (1985 on Arcade)
Super Punch-Out!! (1984 on Arcade, Nintendo Switch)
Punch-Out!! (1984 on Arcade, Nintendo Switch)

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Internal development division started, headed by Takeda Genyo.


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