Nintendo CEO Kimishima is stepping down in June, Shuntaro Furukawa to take his place.

Nintendo CEO Kimishima is stepping down in June, Shuntaro Furukawa to take his place.

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Nintendo today reported earnings for the latest fiscal year, and there was a few big pieces of news to share. One of the big news is the current Nintendo CEO, Kimishima will be stepping down in June of this year while Shuntaro Furukawa will take his place.

Furukawa previously held high-level titles across marketing and corporate planning among other things. Just 46 years old, Furukawa joined Nintendo in 1994. Current Nintendo of Europe president Satoru Shibata has also stepped down from his role to take a senior position at Nintendo headquarters in Japan. No replacement has been announced.

In 2012, Furukawa became Outside Director for The Pokemon Company (which Nintendo has a stake in but does not own). In July 2015, he became general manager of corporate planning, and in June 2016, he became a director, managing executive officer, and supervisor of corporate analysis & administration. In September 2016, Furukawa was put in charge of Nintendo’s global marketing team.

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