Nintendo appoints Tatsumi Kimishima as president

Nintendo appoints Tatsumi Kimishima as president

After Satoru Iwata’s passing, Nintendo has introduced its new firm president at the moment — and no, it isn’t the legendary recreation designer Shigeru Miyamoto. As an alternative, the console maker has promoted Tatsumi Kimishima (above left), a reputation that is in all probability unfamiliar to a lot of the gaming populace. Till now he is been a managing director at Nintendo, overseeing the human assets division. Not probably the most thrilling position, however since he joined the corporate in 2000 Kimishima has additionally been chief monetary officer for the Pokemon Firm, president of Pokemon USA, and president of Nintendo of America.

Kimishima takes the reigns in a troublesome interval — the Wii U is struggling, the 3DS is nearing the top of its lifecycle and Nintendo is about to dive into cellular gaming for the primary time. As well as, the corporate is engaged on its new “NX” console and a mysterious “high quality of life” initiative. Positive, most of those tasks have been born beneath Iwata’s watch, however it’s Kimishima that might be taking duty for his or her success (or lack thereof). In the meantime, Miyamato and Genyo Takeda, one of many lead visionaries for the Wii, have been given new roles as “Artistic Fellow” and “Know-how Fellow” respectively. Each will assist Kimishima in the course of the transition — however even with their help, he has unquestionably big footwear to fill.

[Image Credit: Bloomberg via Getty Images]

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