Satoru Iwata becomes CEO of NoA

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Apr 24, 2013
  1. pokefloote
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    The President of Nintendo (Japan) has taken over the position of C.E.O at Nintendo of America. He will be replacing Tatsumi Kimishima, who has been promoted to a different area of the company. The reason for the change was explained as "an effort to enhance it's "organizational agility" and streamline international business". Reggie Fils-Aime remains the president of NoA, of course.



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    Must feel great to be an overlord to not only one mafia-like branch of Nintendo, but two! This doesn't necessarily mean a bunch of Japanese games will suddenly be localized or anything, but maybe release dates will be closer together and overall more organized between countries.
     


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    Five USN topics late.
     
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    Ah, damn. I would have thought that would be in the title. I didn't even view that topic because I don't care about sales figures/profits. :wacko:
     
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    It's cool I mean now more people will know who otherwise wouldn't
     
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    Don't worry.
    You informed me, thread well done ^_^

    And hopefully this will mean loads more translations. Hopefully....
    *cough* Digimon Redigitze Decoded *cough*
     
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    Mafia Like? Uh dude, you're thinking of Sony, who are obviously worse than the Mafia.
     
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    all hail the new over lord
     
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    Hopefully this will speed up the decisions behind their western marketing strategies, NoA has always been NoJ puppet anyways.
    If things go right I can see them taking a more bolder approach with their releases, eShop only localizations, quicker VC releases, a generally better sense of demand and supply. All in all good news.
     
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    Don't know if this is a benefit or detrimental at present, I guess it will streamline cross regional operations but what other benefits could it bring?
     
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    Which is funny because recently I read about how some people wanted him kicked out of the head of Nintendo position and now he adding another top position within the company. :lol:
     
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    I don't know about 'wanted', but I certainly expected him to step down..
     
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    No, there are people who want him to step down. Rather they are justified is another matter.

    Anyway, why did you expected that?
     
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    He is dominating the world!! :P

    The Iwata bomb is being set...

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    Is he still president of NoE?
     
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    That's a different Satoru. I didn't even notice until now that they shared a name! haha
    Satoru Shibata is NoE's president.
     
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    Google said Satoru Iwata.

    ..And it's gone now. Thanks, Obama.
     
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    I thought that Reggie (a.k.a "My Body is Ready") guy was CEO of NoA? Or is he president? Is there a difference..?
     
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    Conspiracy? I googled "nintendo of europe president" and Shibata is the first result. :P

    CEO is long term planning for the company, I think it's a higher position than president. The president takes care of stuff that's happening at the moment.
     

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