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Nintendo Has Appointed Its New President

Jason Clement

Nintendo has finally announced that the person to succeed Satoru Iwata as president of the company will be Tatsumi Kimishima. If the name is unfamiliar to you, he was the company's former Managing Director and was most recently the head of its Human Resources.


Kimishima also served as president of Nintendo of America from 2002 to 2006 before being succeed by Reggie Fils-Aime, where he would then continue on as CEO in that region until Iwata took over in April 2013. He also served as Chief Financial Officer at The Pokemon Company for some time. The veteran Nintendo executive officially steps into his new role as president on September 16.


As for Shigeru Miyamoto and Genyo Takeda, both will remain as senior managing directors and representative directors for the company. The official statement also lists Miyamoto as a "Creative Fellow" and Takeda as "Technology Fellow."


This news comes after the unfortunate and untimely passing of Iwata earlier in the Summer. Whether or not Kimishima will step into Iwata's role of presiding over Nintendo Direct videos remains to be seen, as well as whether Directs will continue at all.


Source: Nintendo (via Kotaku)


What are your thoughts on Kimishima being appointed as Nintendo's new president?

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