Tatsumi Kimishima

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Tatsumi Kimishima
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Full Name Tatsumi Kimishima
Born April 21, 1950
Occupation at Nintendo Global President, Managing Director

Tatsumi Kimishima (君島 達己) is the fifth and current president of Nintendo, being appointed to presidency in September 2015 after Satoru Iwata's death in office in July 2015.[1] Before his role as president of Nintendo, he was Pokémon USA's Chief Financial advisor and head of Nintendo of America from 2002 to 2006, as well as a managing director at Nintendo, at the human resources division. Kimishima has also worked for 27 years at the Sanwa Bank of Japan, prior to working for Nintendo.

According to the Japanese newspaper Nikkei, Kimishima had predicted that the Wii U console would not be successful, primarily because it was too similar to the Wii[1]; however, he denied that in an investor meeting.[2] He has plans to continue in Iwata's direction and is still focused on Nintendo's efforts to enter the mobile market.[1]



  1. ^ a b c Hussain, Tamoor Nintendo's New President Warned Wii U Was Too Similar to Wii. (September 15, 2015) Gamespot. Retrieved September 16, 2015.
  2. ^ http://www.reinodocogumelo.com/2016/07/kimishima-assume-responsabilidade-por.html