Nintendo Software Development & Design Department (or SDD) is an experimental software development team assembled by Nintendo Co., Ltd. president Satoru Iwata. The team was originally assembled as a System Service Task Force that would develop all the unique internal system software for the Nintendo DS and Nintendo Wii. The was responsible for all the additional Wii Channels, the Nintendo DSi system software and more recently, the Nintendo 3DS system software. SDD also went on to develop several innovative retail games. The philosophy behind development was to think out of the box and create unique software in a timely manner with smaller development resources. The development staff was composed of Koichi Kawamoto, who was the original programmer of WarioWare, and Shinya Takahashi, who was a longtime designer at Nintendo EAD. The development group was instantly vindicated with their smash hit Brain Age. The development division has gone on to be the driving force behind the Touch Generations line on the Nintendo DS. The development team has also been responsible for developing several subsequent WiiWare and DSiWare software. They are not to be confused with Nintendo SPD.
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