Nintendo News – Satoru Iwata is New North America CEO

Nintendo’s Global President, Satoru Iwata, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the North American division.

Nintendo’s financial report stated that “Nintendo today announced a planned promotion for Tatsumi Kimishima, current chairman and CEO of Nintendo of America and a director of its parent Nintendo. Subject to shareholder approval, he will become NCL managing director, and transfer from NOA in Redmond, Washington, to NCL headquarters in Kyoto, Japan.

“In his new position, he will assume the roles of general manager of Corporate Analysis and Administration, and general manager of the General Affairs Division. These titles are currently held by Yoshihiro Mori and Masaharu Matsumoto respectively, both of whom are retiring. Kimishima will assume his new duties in Kyoto later this summer.”

Then the report continued “Many of [Kimishima’s] current responsibilities, including the CEO title, will be assumed by Global President Satoru Iwata. The move will support the company’s unified global strategy, allow streamlined decision making and enhance Nintendo’s organizational agility in the current competitive environment. Reggie Fils-Aime will continue in his role as president and COO of NOA, reporting to Iwata.”

You think this is a good move for Nintendo or is Iwata overburdened with too many duties?