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Since the tragic and untimely passing of Satoru Iwata, there has been much speculation about who will assume his role as President of Nintendo. Since Iwata's death the company has been overseen jointly by Shigeru Miyamoto and Genyo Takeda, and many felt that one of the pair would eventually take up the position full-time.

However, Nintendo has decided to select Tatsumi Kimishima as its president. Aged 65, Kimishima is currently head of human resources at the company. He certainly has the experience - he was head of Nintendo of America from 2002 to 2006, and oversaw the launch of the Wii console in that region.

He has also held several senior roles in the Pokémon company, including Chief Financial Officer and overall President. Prior to joining Nintendo, he worked for 27 years at Sanwa Bank of Japan.

According to Bloomberg, Miyamoto and Takeda will stay with the company and take on the roles of "Creative Fellow" and "Technology Fellow," respectively.

[via nintendo.co.jp, bloomberg.com]