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Bofferbrauer2 said:

46 years old, so pretty young by CEO standards

Also, these changes concern me a bit:

4. Anticipated new Directors・Director (excluding a Director as an Audit and Supervisory Committee Member) Director Satoru Shibata(Current: Executive Officer President, Nintendo of Europe GmbH)

Senior Executive Officer Satoru Shibata (Current: Executive Officer President, Nintendo of Europe GmbH)

Will he still be President of Nintendo Europe?

Oh no, I love Shibata as NoE-director, he beats Reggie in every aspect.



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Apparently, Takahashi and Koizumi, the two men behind the development of the Switch, are also getting promoted. Shinya Takahashi will be Senior Managing Executive Officer, becoming the third highest ranked employee in Nintendo, behind Shigeru Miyamoto and new President Shuntaro Furukawa.

Yoshiaki Koizumi will become an Executive Officer on the board of directors.



Mnementh said:
Bofferbrauer2 said:

46 years old, so pretty young by CEO standards

Also, these changes concern me a bit:

4. Anticipated new Directors・Director (excluding a Director as an Audit and Supervisory Committee Member) Director Satoru Shibata(Current: Executive Officer President, Nintendo of Europe GmbH)

Senior Executive Officer Satoru Shibata (Current: Executive Officer President, Nintendo of Europe GmbH)

Will he still be President of Nintendo Europe?

Oh no, I love Shibata as NoE-director, he beats Reggie in every aspect.

Same here, that's why I am concerned



That was fast



Understandable, didn't expect Kimishima to do that job for a long time. Iwata was 43 when he became preisdent of Nintendo and would likely have kept his job for some years if he hadn't died. So it's a good job and time to get a younger president that might keep his job for decades.
Kimishima has done well, but he's old. Better he retires now when all is well and not in a few years when there might be more difficult times for Nintendo.
Shibata moving back to Japan makes me wonder a bit what will happen next here in Europe.



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Holy FUCK!!!
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Pocky Lover Boy! 

bringing new life into it.... Love it!



Switch!!!

this could be good. time will tell.



 

Why not Koizumi :S



Well, I think it was to be expected, since even back when it was announced Kimishima was to be the president, it was said to be a temporary job.Still, it is kinda sad given how great of a job he has done.

Having said that, nothing will really change, at least in the short term.The new director and new staff will follow suit with the overall strategy that Kimishima and Iwata laid out.



My (locked) thread about how difficulty should be a decision for the developers, not the gamers.

https://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=241866&page=1