Nintendo will merge its console and handheld development groups, a move that should hopefully create more connection for the company's devices in the future.

Nikkei in Japan reports that the two R&D groups will merge in a month, working in a new facility in Kyoto.

Hopefully this move creates more interfacing between Nintendo's handhelds and home consoles – something that is becoming more common in today's electronic devices and services.

[via MCV]