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Nintendo steps up hunt for ‘future platforms’ hardware architect

Devising strategies for future Nintendo gaming platforms” is a key requirement in a new graphics architect vacancy posted by the Wii U platform holder.

As spotted by NeoGaf, a listing for a lead graphics architect in the system-on-chip architecture group” is on the hunt for someone to shape the design of future hardware.

It adds that maximising the performance of low power” systems would be a plus and that the person would play a key role in overall future hardware strategy. They would be based in Nintendo’s American R&D arm.

GameSpot adds that the company in August posted an ad for a lead graphics architect” that had a very similar remit.

The site speculates that the fact Nintendo is basing its hunt in the West could point to a willingness to free up the iron grip its Japanese operations have traditionally had on software design and possibly a desire to mimic the success Sony has had with Mark Cerny’s PS4.

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