As the company seeks to capitalize on the early success of its Wii console and fend off counter-attacks from Sony’s (SNE) PlayStation 3 and Microsoft’s (MSFT) Xbox 360, Nintendo will open a 55-person Silicon Valley office in late September. According to my former colleague Mike Antonucci at the San Jose Mercury News, the office will be somewhere in the Redwood City – San Carlos – Menlo Park area, which is on the Peninsula south of San Francisco.

Sillicone Valley is a big place for anything electronic to be. Not to sure what this move means? Any ideas?