Tatsumi Kimishima Is New Nintendo President

Posted: Sep 14 2015, 3:07am CDT | by , Updated: Sep 21 2015, 8:26pm CDT, in News | Latest Business News


Tatsumi Kimishima is new Nintendo President
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Nintendo announced today that Tatsumi Kimishima is replacing late Saturo Iwata as President.

Tatsumi Kimishima is the new Nintendo President. He follows famous Nintendo President  Satoru Iwata who passed away in July. 65-year-old Kimishima has his work cut out. Nintendo needs a big new push to get back to its old glory.

Tatsumi Kimishima is a long time Nintendo executive. He led Nintendo of America for several years. His career started in Banking. In 2000 he became the representative director of The Pokemon Company. In 2002 he was appointed as Director of Nintendo of America.

Since June 2014 he was in charge of the Human Resources Division amongst other things.

Nintendo announced also new titles for Shigeru Miyamoto (famous for Mario & Zelda) and Genyo Takeda (Wii console creator). They will hold the title Fellow. An individual selected from among the Representative Directors who has advanced knowledge and extensive experience, and holds  the role of providing advice and guidance regarding organizational operations in a specialized area.

Shigeru Miyamoto will hold title of Creative Fellow and Genyo Takeda is Technology Fellow. Both Nintendo icons have led the company after the death of Iwata. 

This fall could be a turn around moment for Nintendo as the first smartphone games are set to arrive. Nintendo has so far kept a closed eco-system and only let their beloved characters play on Nintendo hardware.

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