Nintendo appoints Tatsumi Kimishima director




Tatsumi Kimishima is the new director of Nintendo. He succeeds the deceased in July from the effects of cancer Satoru Iwata on. Kimishima by Wednesday, September 16th is officially the new director.

Nintendo made ​​the decision Monday announced in a press release. The now 65-year-old Kimishima began his career as a member of the Sanwa Bank in 1973. In 2000 he was appointed to the Pokémon Company as a director, after which he left two years later by Nintendo as director of the American branch started. He Iwata after the second top man does not come from the Yamauchi family. That family delivered the first three directors of the Japanese company.

The company was led by Iwata since 2002 and was the fourth director in the history of Nintendo. He died at age 55 from the effects of a tumor in the bile duct. Under the leadership of Nintendo Iwata brought many successful software and hardware, such as the Wii, DS, Super Smash Bros. and the Pokémon series. But in addition to the successes, the gaming landscape also changed significantly. He had to make strategy changes, such as the release of the figures Amiibo-series and the decision to create mobile games for smartphones and tablets.

Since the death of Iwata, led Genyo Takeda and Shigeru Miyamoto company. Miyamoto is known from the development of Donkey Kong, Mario and Zelda. Takeda is one of the main developers of the Wii.

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