Satoru Iwata just got re-elected as Nintendo’s president

Friday, 27 June 2014 11:00 GMT By Dave Cook

Nintendo has re-elected Satoru Iwata as the company’s president, following its annual shareholder’s meeting.


It follows confirmation that Iwata missed E3 2014 as he was recovering from surgery.

Earlier this year we published an opinion blog suggesting that it’s time for Iwata to step down as Nintendo president, following the Wii U’s poor performance at launch and beyond. Interest in the console seems to be up however, after the strong release of Mario Kart 8, and the reveal of a new Zelda title at E3.

Now, IGN reports that Iwata has been re-elected by the board of directors, following a sharp drop in his approval rating over the last few years.

The site notes that his approval rating sat at 92.9% in 2011, but then fell to 77.3% in 2013. It’s not clear where Iwata’s approval rating lies following his re-election, but well update this story once we know more.

We’re still waiting for Nintendo’s official, English minutes translation, but we’ll let you know when it lands.

Stay tuned.