Would You Like to Buy Stock in the Mario Club?
Nintendo planning to open new quality control subsidiary, Nikkei reports.
Nintendo is making some changes to its quality control policies. According to Inside Games, a report in today's Nikkei reveals that the Kyoto giant will be turning its quality control division into a separate subsidiary. The subsidiary will work to improve game quality through debugging and test play.
Employees in the current division will see some changes, with current part time employees becoming contract employees and current contract employees becoming "Seishain," a type of employment that can loosely be translated to a full time employee with no employment period limitation. Nintendo's current Q&A division employs 250.
The best part about the new subsidiary is its name. Citing comments heard during the recent CEDEC developers conference, Nikkei reports that the name is set to be "Mario Club." It will be a public company, so you'll be able to buy stock in Mario Club one day.