Satoru Iwata becomes CEO of NoA

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  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.
     


  2. Heran Bago

    Heran Bago Where do puyo come from?

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    Five USN topics late.
     
  3. pokefloote
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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:
     
  4. Heran Bago

    Heran Bago Where do puyo come from?

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    It's cool I mean now more people will know who otherwise wouldn't
     
  5. Black-Ice

    Black-Ice Founder of the Church of Renamon

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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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  8. Black-Ice

    Black-Ice Founder of the Church of Renamon

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    :gun::yayps3:
     
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  10. Eerpow

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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.
     
  11. Rizsparky

    Rizsparky Saiyan Prince

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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?
     
  12. KingVamp

    KingVamp Great... AETHER!

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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..
     
  14. KingVamp

    KingVamp Great... AETHER!

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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?
     
  15. Walker D

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    He is dominating the world!! :P

    The Iwata bomb is being set...

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  16. Janthran

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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.
     
  18. Janthran

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    Google said Satoru Iwata.

    ..And it's gone now. Thanks, Obama.
     
  19. Haloman800

    Haloman800 a real gril

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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..?
     
  20. pokefloote
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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.