Since our dear president of Nintendo, Satoru Iwata, passed away in July, we Nintendo fans have been painstakingly waiting for any sort of announcement of who the next president was going to be. I and many others have been guessing that the next person for the spot was to be Mr. Shigeru Miyamoto or the creator of the money printing Wii, Genyo Takeda, but instead it turns out to be a not-as-well-known Tatsumi Kimishima.
The 65 year-old Kimishima originally worked for the Sanwa Bank of Japan for 27 years before ever having any involvement with Nintendo. It wasn’t until the year 2000 when he was made the Chief Financial Officer of the Pokémon Company. He was then appointed as the President only a year later. Since then, he has managed to become the head of Nintendo of America and the managing director at Nintendo.
Now with things not looking entirely great for Nintendo with the low sales of their main home console, the WiiU, it’s interesting to see what methods and actions Kimishima will take to get sales up. Also, with the new supposed home console “NX” being hinted at by Nintendo at being released next year, this might make some slight changes for it’s journey into all of our homes.
Hopefully things will stay more or less the same, and with new leadership, there comes opportunity to improve it. Kimishima has some pretty large shoes to fill, and knowing Nintendo, he seems to have some promise with him. We will always miss our beloved Iwata, but a new face to look up to just might be exactly what we need.