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    This April, it was revealed during a shareholder's meeting that Nintendo of Japan would be shifting its position of CEO from Kimishima, to a new successor. It was then later revealed that Shuntaro Furukawa would be the one to take his place as the president of Nintendo. Now today, during Nintendo's 78th Annual Shareholder's Meeting, Kimishima has stepped down, and Furukawa was appointed as the new president of the company, making him the sixth person to have that position at Nintendo. Both men made statements, Kimishima's reflecting on his tenure and the success of the Switch's release, and Furukawa, and how he plans to direct Nintendo in the future.

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  3. XDel

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    ...but I wanted to be President. Damn it!
     
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    What's this guys success record? What a lucky ass dude. "Here's the golden goose"
     
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    He helped develop the Switch, and was a director of The Pokemon Company for a time. His history is mostly in being an economics major and working as an accountant/marketer.

    An impressive record, but not absolutely stunning, either. Hopefully he manages Nintendo well and keeps the success train going.
     
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    Well, he got handed the keys to a success train on auto-pilot. Literally all he has to do is just do what they've been doing and he'll be running the company to the Boards expectations. The Switch is a booming success.
     
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    It seems that he is fluent in English. Maybe better than Iwata?
    MORE MEMES!
     
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    being an economic guy might be bad, since he could cancel projects that he thinks wont profit much and such because he is a numbers guy.
     
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    Not exactly...
    As I said in a previous thread about him, I hope he will be close to the public, like Iwata
    However, he must finds his own character...
    If he just copies Iwata, he wont be appreciated as much as Iwata
    So yea, Mr. Furukawa, find your own characterm your own humor, all such thing, and be close to your customers ;)
     
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    In hope we can see him in the next direct. He is the face of Nintendo now and we need to see more of him.
     
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    lol Kimishima did fuck all! and no he didn't help develop the switch iwata had that in development long before him :P
     
  12. Noctosphere

    Noctosphere Adoptive father of Zelda
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    this place isnt the right one to start trolling...
     
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    So exactly what I said. Keep doing what they're doing already.
     
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    Kimishima too old anyway we need fresh younger blood to get more games on da switch. so far it's been a disappointment full of shitty indies and cardboard gimmicky crap! :creep:

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    look it up FOOL just cos your a patron supporter doesn't mean you know what's been going on at the temp in the last 10 years lol:
     
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    A kajillion consoles sold say otherwise. IJS :ph34r::yayswitch:
     
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    your all WRONG go learn

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    I'm never wrong. Ever. I am the guy your meme calls when he doesn't want to be wrong. Nintendo will buy Sony, Microsoft, and Shell Oil in the near future.
     
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    lol, it's just that the way you were talking, it sounded like if you though that the Switch was made by only one guy

    Also, wtf is my patreon doing with this?
     
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    That photo used in new is edited, here's the actual footage recovered by me:

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    Yeah Nintendo are becoming a numbers company like a mobile developer. Their soon going to charge people for what is currently free, online multiplayer which I think is a disgrace. $20 a year might not be much but that's not the point
     
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