Nintendo Is Getting A New President

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Today Nintendo announced that current company president Tatsumi Kimishima is going to step down. In his place, 46-year-old Shuntaro Furukawa will take his place. Nikkei reports that Kimishima will remain at Nintendo in an advisory role.

According to Bloomberg, Furukawa joined Nintendo in 2012. He has been Managing Executive Officer, Supervisor of Corporate Analysis & Administration Division and Director of Nintendo since 2016. He has been Outside Director of the Pokémon Company since 2012.

Kimishima was announced as Nintendo's president in 2015 after previously president Satoru Iwata passed away.


    Kind of odd. I wonder what this means for the Big N...

    Hopefully he can bring Nintendo into the 21st century

      And just what is that ment to mean? Nintendo's doing pretty damn good.

      Careful! don't mention anything even remotely negative about Nintendo people will get upset.

    One that could possibly understand new trends, and by new trends I mean understanding the internet.

      and also understanding that games can and should go on sale online and in store

    We will miss you Tatsumi Kimishima you were really good since Iwata-san passed away a few years ago. Shuntaro Furukawa we hope you do well as the new Nintendo president at this year's E3 in June.

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