Satoru Iwata

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Satoru Iwata
Photographic portrait of Satoru Iwata.
Full Name Satoru Iwata
Born December 6, 1959
Occupation at Nintendo Global President, Chief Executive Officer (Nintendo of America)

“On my business card, I am a corporate president. In my mind, I am a game developer. But in my heart, I am a gamer.”
Satoru Iwata

Satoru Iwata (岩田聡) is the fourth president of Nintendo, and the first Nintendo president not related to the previous presidents by blood or marriage. He has done a lot of work with the GameCube and is responsible for its success. He is also the executive producer of many games and a previous employee of HAL Laboratory. In April 2013, he replaced Tatsumi Kimishima as CEO of Nintendo of America.[1]

Satoru's cameo in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!.

He makes cameos in a number of Nintendo games, but the most notable appearances were in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!, where he appeared on Wario's TV, and in WarioWare: Smooth Moves, where he (under the name Shop Manager Iwata) was the owner of a video game store and sold 18-Volt a Game & Watch for 9-Volt, whenever the player wins a microgame in 9-Volt and 18-Volt's set, he is happy, if the player loses a microgame, he becomes slightly frustrated and a customer leaves the store (which are the life counters).



List of games[edit]

Since Satoru Iwata is automatically credited as "Executive Producer" on every Nintendo game released following his promotion to president, the following list cover only credits given before said promotion.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Satoru Iwata named Nintendo of America CEO