Nintendo taps Tatsumi Kimishima to be new company president

Nintendo Managing Director and former Nintendo of America CEO Tatsumi Kimishima has officially been named as Nintendo's new President and CEO, replacing Satoru Iwata, who tragically passed away earlier this year.


In the wake of Satoru Iwata's tragic passing earlier this year, Nintendo was left with a massive void at the top of the company. Today, a new President of the company has been named. It's Tatsumi Kimishima, former Managing Director of Nintendo.

The information was issued earlier tonight via an official personnel change. Kimishima has served as Managing Director since June 2013, where he has remained until the time of this promotion. Prior to that, he was President of Nintendo of America. He served in that role from January 2002 until May 2006, where he was succeeded by current NOA President Reggie Fils-Aime. He also served as the first president of Pokemon USA Inc. from 2001 to 2002.

Image courtesy of Bloomberg.

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    September 14, 2015 12:09 AM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Nintendo taps Tatsumi Kimishima to be new company president

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      September 14, 2015 12:11 AM

      Still crazy to think about Iwata. Sounds like a sensible replacement though.

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        September 14, 2015 7:35 AM

        Yeah. :( It still really sucks.

        This guy seems like a good fit, although his pictures make him look severe.

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          September 14, 2015 9:50 AM

          This ^^^^ :( , I think it will work out for them, we shall see.

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          September 14, 2015 11:32 AM

          I'm already seeing Grumpy Cat memes being reused with pictures of him.

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      September 14, 2015 8:26 PM

      I want Nintendo commercials of Tatsumi Kimishima looking at us with that serious face and saying, "I am Tatsumi Kimishima and I am very serious. Play more Nintendo, bitches."

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