We recently reported on the news that Shuntaro Furukawa will be taking over for Tatsumi Kimishima as president of Nintendo in June.
But what does this mean for Nintendo — and for the Switch? Well, let’s take a look.
Furukawa takes over at Nintendo with the company in a much different place than it was in just a few years ago. When Kimishima took over after the untimely death of Satoru Iwata in 2015, it was a shift during perhaps one of the most telling times in the company’s history. After the rocket success that Iwata led the company to during the Wii and DS eras, the Wii U went on to be one of the worst selling products in Nintendo history. Now, Furukawa takes the reins of a Nintendo in a much better position. The Switch is a sales monster, even managing to surpass early sales of the Wii.