Former Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata tragically passed away in July, and Nintendo recently announced that former Nintendo of America President Tatsumi Kimishima is taking his position. Unlike Iwata (who served as a developer on many Nintendo games, Kimishima’s background is entirely in business. He’s sure to implement his own new ideas and strategies in the future, but what about the plans already put into motion by Iwata?
According to Japanese publication Nikkei, Kimishima and Nintendo will be staying the course. The newly-appointed President told Nikkei there won’t be any changes to the basic strategy set forward by Iwata. Kimishima believes that Nintendo needs to focus on identifying new projects and cultivating the right human resources to reach Nintendo-like profits again. Additionally, Genyo Takeda (who has been running the company alongside Miyamoto since Iwata’s passing) says they are working to establish a future-proof group leadership system inside Nintendo.
What do you think of Kimishima promotion to President of Nintendo? Are you happy that they’re going to carry out Iwata’s plans, or were you hoping for a change in direction? Sound off in the comments!