Nintendo recently reorganized their internal structure, forming a new Audit and Supervisory Committee and introducing a new Executive Officer system that includes Reggie Fils-Aime and Satoru Shibata. We understand a lot of news regarding corporate structure can be hard to understand, so we discussed this news on a recent episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia. Check out the discussion video above for our full thoughts, or keep reading below for a brief, brief summary.

Nintendo specifically hopes that this will help them adapt to a rapidly-changing games market, and the two regional Presidents’ promotions will likely help them keep a closer eye on the different countries in which they sell games. The Audit and Supervisory Committee, as Ben points out, should help them find and eliminate inefficiencies within the company, whether that means financial inefficiencies or hurdles in their everyday (or even long-term) operations. In all, it
should lead to a better Nintendo, even if we the fans can’t really tell what changes the new teams make. In particular, Alex hopes that this new structure will help Nintendo focus on incentivizing employees based on the products they make, rather than how long they’ve been with Nintendo.

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Colin McIsaac
I first played Donkey Kong Country before even turning three years old, and have since grown into an avid gamer and passionate Nintendo fan. I started working at Zelda Informer in August 2012, and helped found Gamnesia, which launched on February 1, 2013. Outside of the journalism game, I'm an invested musician who loves arranging music from video games and other media. If you care to follow my endeavors, you can check out my channel here: http://youtube.com/user/pokemoneinstein I was rummaging through some things a while back and found my first grade report card. My teacher said, "Oddly enough, Colin doesn't like to write unless it's about computers or computer-type games. In his journal he likes to write about what level he is on in 'Mario Land,' but he doesn't often write about much else." I was pretty amused, given where I am today. Also I have a dog, and he's a pretty cool guy. I don't care for elephants much. I suppose they're okay. You've read plenty now; carry on.

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