It has been recently announced that 68-year-old Tatsumi Kimishima will no longer be the president of Nintendo and will step down in June. This news came in the Nintendo’s financial report in Tokyo.
Tatsumi Kimishima was the successor of Satoru Iwata who passed away in 2015. Even after retiring he will still stay a corporate adviser for the company in case you are worried. The name of Tatsumi Kimishima will forever be linked to the successful launch of the Nintendo Switch, which gave Nintendo a huge boost after a long time.
The new boss of Nintendo is Shuntaro Furukawa and the handover will take place on June 26. The 46-year-old has held the positions of Managing Executive Officer and Supervisor of Corporate Analysis & Administration Division since 2016. It is interesting to note that he has also been a board member and former head of Pokémon Company since 2012.
These changes are not made due to any performance issue of Tatsumi Kimishima rather it has been told by a report from Kotaku that Nintendo wanted their management to be younger to be able to understand the customers better.
Tatsumi Kimishima was announced as Nintendo’s president back in 2015 after the death the previous president Satoru Iwata.
Thanks to Tatsumi Kimishima Nintendo Switch has been a huge success and it was recently revealed earlier this month that the console sold more than 4 Million units in Japan only. The popularity of the console was also revealed when it started making appearances in various Japanese Anime Shows.
Nintendo Switch is a hybrid console with an amazing list of games which include Zelda: Breath Of The Wild, Mario Odyssey and more.
Nintendo recently had an interview with The Guardian where they explained how their hiring system is different from other companies and how they are continuously innovating.