Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima Announces Retirement

Shuntaro Furukawa steps up as the new president

In 2015, Nintendo announced Tatsumi Kimishima as its new president after the sudden passing of Satoru Iwata. Now it's time for Kimishima to move on and retire from his role as president and representative director, effective on June 28, 2018. With this comes the announcement of Nintendo's new president, 46-year-old Shuntaro Furukawa.

 

Furukawa first joined Nintendo in 1994, and became the Outside Director of The Pokémon Company in 2012. He has held many concurrent roles since, from Managing Executive Officer to being in charge of the Global Marketing Department. According to Nikkei's report, he has spent 10 years working in Europe and was involved in sales and marketing plans for the Switch. 

 

In related Nintendo news, the Switch continues to push impressive numbers. Nintendo's latest financial report revealed that the console has sold approximately 17.79 million units since its March 2017 launch.  

 

Via Kotaku

 

* Pictured: Tatsumi Kimishima

 

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Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his webcomic, BIG DUMB FIGHTING IDIOTS at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox.

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