Kimishima Retires as President of Nintendo, Replacement Announced

Kimishima Retires as President of Nintendo, Replacement Announced - News

by Ben Dye , posted on 26 April 2018 / 1,446 Views

It's been announced that Shuntaro Furukawa will replace Tatsumi Kimishima as the President of Nintendo.

Nintendo has been contemplating and implementing the concept of younger generations taking over key roles within the company for years now, and this is a huge step in that direction. The 68 year old Kimishima will be making way for the 46 year old Furukawa, who has held numerous management positions within the company, despite not being that well-known to the gaming community at large.

What do you think about this move? Will a younger leader cause drastic changes within the company?


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6 Comments

SuperNintend0rk (on 26 April 2018)

Furukawa is 46, not 56, which is quite a young age to be leading such a large company. Hopefully a younger president will help Nintendo to modernize :)


Machina (on 26 April 2018)

My bad on the age. Corrected.


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couchmonkey (on 27 April 2018)

What roles has he held? The age difference will matter of course, but the real difference will be in his experience.


couchmonkey (on 28 April 2018)

What roles has he held? The age difference will matter of course, but the real difference will be in his experience.


VAMatt (on 28 April 2018)

Sometimes Nintendo seems very out of touch with their customers, at least those of us in the west. Maybe younger leadership can help with that.


Mystro-Sama (on 27 April 2018)

Hes looks like a younger Kimishima.


Areym (on 26 April 2018)

"Younger" leader. I guess on a technicality, he's younger.