Despite continued competition for parts
Nintendo says it is still on course to ship an impressive 20 million Switch consoles before March 2019, despite fluctuations in the cost of key parts, such as flash memory. Speaking at his final shareholder's meeting before he hands over the role of company president to Shuntaro Furukawa, Tatsumi...
But he considers the confirmed lineup as "powerful"
Outgoing Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima has just taken part in his final meeting with the company's shareholders, and has revealed that the company hasn't fully disclosed its 2018 software lineup. Kimishima - who has stepped aside to allow Shuntaro Furukawa into the hot seat - was...
Not a bad achievement
Current Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima has been named as one of the top CEOs in the world by Forbes, proudly reaching a top ten spot alongside some very big names indeed. There are several reasons behind his inclusion in this list, mainly regarding his efforts surrounding the successful takeover from the late Satoru...
"I grew up playing the Famicom and come from that generation"
Shuntaro Furukawa has given his first interview since the news broke that he would be replacing Tatsumi Kimishima as Nintendo's president. Speaking at a news conference today, Furukawa acknowledged his history with the company, and stated his desire to push the firm onto new...
Pokemon Board Member Appointed as Kimishima Steps Down
At Nintendo's financial report in Tokyo this afternoon, it has been announced that 68 year old Tatsumi Kimishima will step down in June after nearly three years as President of the company. He will be replaced by board member of both Nintendo and The Pokémon Company, Shuntaro...
Ambitious, but seemingly possible
Unless you've been living under a video game-deprived rock for the majority of 2017, you'll likely be aware of Nintendo's rather overwhelming success with the Switch. We recently saw that the console has sold 10 million units to consumers in its first nine months on sale, and news of Nintendo ramping up the Switch's...
And it could go higher
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Nintendo is about to boost Switch production to around 25 to 30 million units in the next fiscal year, which begins in April 2018. The report states that this bump could be even bigger, depending on what happens over the Christmas period. It is said that Nintendo...
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Traditionally, one Nintendo console per household was enough. Granted, if you were a lucky kid you might have had your own personal SNES, GameCube or Wii in your bedroom all those years ago, but many homes buy a single machine which takes pride of place under the living room TV for the entire family to enjoy. With Switch, Nintendo...
97.70 percent, up from 87.14 percent last year
It's been a crazy rollercoaster ride since Tatsumi Kimishima was named as the new Nintendo president, following the tragic and untimely passing of Satoru Iwata. He had big shoes to fill following Iwata's success during the Wii and DS era, and steering the company out of the commercial disaster...
Tatsumi Kimishima details app support and eShop functions, too
Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima has been speaking to TIME about a wide range of topics, with the Nintendo Switch being the primary focus. Given Nintendo's track record when it comes to apps and services on its devices at launch - and how they have been updated and evolved as time as...
Talk of a 3DS sequel was perhaps overblown
UPDATE: Dr. Toto has responded to this new translation of Kimishima's comments: ORIGINAL STORY: Yesterday we reported on comments from Dr. Serkan Toto which seemed to suggest that Nintendo was keen to explore the possibility of creating a
A target of around 100 million units, then?
It's been a busy day for comments from Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima. Earlier on we reported that he'd spoken about the potential of a true successor to the 3DS, but the Nintendo boss has also been talking about his expectations for the Switch, which arrives next month. In a recent interview,...
Did someone say hot cakes?
Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima has revealed that there are plans to increase production of the Switch following encouraging levels of demand in terms of pre-orders. The company has already stated that two million Switch consoles will be available at launch. Pre-orders have been robust; in Japan, the demand for the...
"That business still has momentum"
Tatsumi Kimishima has been president of Nintendo for over a year now, taking control of the firm following the tragic passing of Satoru Iwata - a man who saw Nintendo through some of its most successful and testing times. Kimishima himself is overseeing a drastic change in the company; not only is it looking to...
Not about to abandon over 60 million users, it seems
The Nintendo Switch is due to arrive in March and aims to unify the company's domestic and handheld interests. While the Wii U is already on life support with little in the way of new retail software to look forward to - outside of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, of course - the older 3DS continues to...
Consumers will see system is different to the 3DS, claims CEO
While the Nintendo has been very clear on the fact that it won't be revealing any more Switch spec details until next year, CEO Tatsumi Kimishima has shared some comments which give us a little more information about the system - from a business perspective, at least. Wall Street Journal...
"I don't feel it's a pure replacement for the Wii U"
We still don't know what the Nintendo NX is. If you clicked this news item hoping to find out solid info relating the mysterious new console, and whether or not it's based on x86 architecture, boasts 1080p, 60fps visuals and is capable of making you the perfect cappuccino while you're waiting for...
"We don't think holiday season timing is a must"
The Q&A portion of Nintendo's latest investors briefing has just gone live, and while the official English translation hasn't arrived yet, Japan resident Cheesemeister3k has posted a summary which covers the key points. Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima addressed a lot of different points,...
"If it could be released, we’d release it"
Nintendo's Quality of Life initiative was one of Satoru Iwata's personal legacies, an attempt to enrich the lives of consumers and improve their overall well being while simultaneously providing Nintendo with another valuable revenue stream. It was expected to launch last year but we've heard precious...
Smartphone games, theme parks and DLC expected to contribute to growth
Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima has spoken recently about his plans for the company, and one of his boldest aims is to increase Nintendo's operating profit to around 100 billion Yen a year (approx $855 million) - more than four times what the firm achieved last financial...
"The smart device business is not a simple business"
Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima took over from the late Satoru Iwata this year, and is overseeing an exciting time in the company's history. He's been speaking to Time about various pressing topics, one of which is Nintendo's new smart device strategy. Next year, the company will be...
"It's something unique and different"
NX is expected to launch next year, but we still know very little about the new console - although rumours are circulating that it will combine Nintendo's domestic and portable hardware interests. In an interview with Time, Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima stopped short of giving away any solid details...
Available in 8 languages, over 100 countries
Nintendo's smartphone plans became a little more real this week with the announcement of the company's first smartphone title, Miitomo. The news was tempered slightly by the revelation that the game - if one can call it that - will be delayed until March next year so that Nintendo has time to properly...
Keeping things in reserve
Nintendo CEO Tatsumi Kimishima has stated that there are more unannounced titles on the way for the Wii U and 3DS this holiday season. Speaking for the first time as CEO at a special strategy briefing for investors in Tokyo, Kimishima explained that these new games will arrive before the end of the year. These titles are...
Structural shifts and fresh promotions are just part of a wider plan
Yoshiaki Koizumi is one of the key beneficiaries of the merger of EAD and SPD While this week's big news is certainly the appointment of Tatsumi Kimishima as Nintendo's new president, it was the changes taking place behind the scenes which will have piqued the interest of seasoned...
Not against the idea of outside executives taking over in the future
It's been a notable 24 hours for Nintendo, with the company announcing that Tatsumi Kimishima will take over as President on 16th September, with Shigeru Miyamoto and Genyo Takeda taking on new titles as Creative and Technology Fellows and seemingly being integrated closely in the...
New boss could hint at a more western-focused Nintendo
Earlier today it was confirmed that Nintendo's new president is Tatsumi Kimishima, a 65-year-old veteran who has previously held several senior roles within the company. While many believed that one of the interim bosses Shigeru Miyamoto and Genyo Takeda would be given the nod, Kimishima does, o
Former Nintendo of America boss gets the nod
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...
"We would like to retrieve 'Nintendo-like' profits as soon as possible"
In its recently-posted investor's briefing, Nintendo has revealed its plans for the near future and how it aims to turn around three years of consecutive operating losses. We've already heard about the proposed
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