Tatsumi Kimishima named President of Nintendo


Former Nintendo of America President Tatsumi Kimishima has officially been named the President of Nintendo, succeeding the late Satoru Iwata, who passed away in July due to a cancerous bile duct growth.

Kimishima’s experience with the company goes back to 2000 when he became the Pokemon Company’s Chief Financial Officer and then President a year later. He was later selected in 2002 to become President of Nintendo of America (NoA) until Reggie Fils-Aime took his place in 2006. Afterwards, he was a Chariman of the Board and CEO at NoA until 2013 when he took on the role as Managing Director over at Nintendo.

With the company’s next console, NX, and their partnership with mobile developer DeNA, the future of Nintendo looks to be interesting to say the least. Now it’s up to Kimishima to continue where Iwata had left off.

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