Two months after Nintendo CEO, Satoru Iwata, tragically passed away at 55, the company has announced his successor: Tatsumi Kimishima.
Iwata was a much-loved figure at Nintendo who deeply cared about the company and the products it built — he even got his hands dirty on multiple occasions and coded some games himself.
Forbes reports that Kimishima, who comes from a business background, will become CEO and Shigeru Miyamoto, who was widely expected to replace Iwata, has been given the title of ‘Creative Fellow.’
Nintendo is at a turning point, with many of its own products being undermined by mobile games and poor sales of the Wii U. It plans to release its first smartphone-based game service this year.
➤ Nintendo makes Tatsumi Kimishima president after Satoru Iwata’s death [The Telegraph]
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