According to reports from Kyoto, Nintendo will be under the new leadership of Shuntaro Furukawa as early as next week.
The current president Tatsumi Kimishima announced he would be stepping down once the company had successfully launched the Nintendo Switch and they got the mobile business up to speed. Now that those goals have been clearly reached, it was only a matter of time until the 68-year old president stepped down.
Earlier this year, Nintendo announced Shuntaro Furukawa would be taking over the reigns. While not the companies youngest president, he is far younger than most of the notable figures at only 46-years old. The most notable thing about the transition is it’s one of the few that have been made while Nintendo is in a good standing. The late Iwata took the reigns after the weak sales of the GameCube and Kimishima took control after Iwata passed away while the Wii U was in dire straights.
While the Nintendo Switch is selling very well at the moment, it would be interesting to see how Nintendo continues to handle the system as he and the company move forward.