That’s the story in at least one Japanese paper today, transcribed by Kotaku.
The paper reports that those working in the Online Division have voiced dissatisfaction, while those in the financial department have been pulling long hours. Continuing, the paper adds that even those employed in preeminent development positions have been feeling the crunch, spending their time working on sequels to hit titles instead of new games. “We don’t even have time to draw up plans for new games,” says a staffer.
To counter the problem, the paper says Nintendo has begun creating subsidiaries like Sora and outsourcing development of some games, including Metroid Other M. Think they can do it?