Tatsumi Kimishima took the role of President of Nintendo shortly after the untimely passing of Satoru Iwata almost a couple of years ago. With the Wii U heavily underperforming, Kimishima’s job was undoubtedly a difficult one; to get Nintendo back on its feet. Thankfully, both the 3DS and the Nintendo Switch are selling well with records being broken and critics and fans praising Nintendo for the content Nintendo are providing us. Ultimately Nintendo’s shareholders are pleased with the results. On June 29, during Nintendo’s 77th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, five individuals were elected to the Board of Directors. Here are each of their approval ratings:
Tatsumi Kimishima: 97.70 %
Shigeru Miyamoto: 97.59 %
Shinya Takahashi: 97.65 %
Shuntaro Furukawa: 97.65 %
Ko Shiota: 97.65 %
Kimishima’s popularity with Nintendo’s shareholders has risen by 10 percent from last year. His approval rating was previously sitting at 87.14 in 2016. What’s interesting is that Shigeru Miyamoto’s rating isn’t that far behind, so who knows what the future holds.
Have you warmed to Kimishima and do you think he’s doing a good job of steering Nintendo into a successful future? Let me know below.