Nintendo President on Future of Company: Young Devs Are the “Key to Our Ability to Transition”
The recently translated Nintendo Investor’s Q&A meeting provided us with some interesting information on the company, including its future in development.
President Tatsumi Kimishima was asked about his own business strategies concerning Nintendo and whether or not he would leave it up to the younger generation.
Kimishima then responded:
As you said, when I became president, I stated that my role was to continue to proceed on the course that I helped to set with President Iwata and the rest of the management at that time. The ideas of our young employees are also key to our ability to transition to the next generation and to continue to produce exciting ideas. It is important to structure our organization so that these young people can take active roles. We have worked to establish such an organization; one that will allow our employees to reach their full potential in many different areas.
It’s interesting to see that the current president is so forward thinking in terms of Nintendo’s future growth. Considering Splatoon‘s major success, a title created by the young minds of “The Garage,” this looks to be a promising direction.