What’s it like to have a corporate president with a positive approval rating? Just ask Nintendo, whose president Tatsumi Kishima enjoys an unreal 97.70 percent approval rating with shareholders. Voting for the board of directors went underway during Nintendo’s 77th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders Meeting, and the results show that Kishima enjoys an even higher rating than that of legendary game designer Shigeru Miyamoto!
Tatsumi Kimishima: 97.70 %
Shigeru Miyamoto: 97.59 %
Shinya Takahashi: 97.65 %
Shuntaro Furukawa: 97.65 %
Ko Shiota: 97.65 %
Not bad for a guy who was originally only supposed to hold the position for a year, standing in after the tragic passing of the previous president, Satoru Iwata. In fact, his approval rating leaped from last year, when it was only 87.14 percent.
Could he be the right “long term” man for the job?
Many questioned whether or not Kishima, who comes from a financial background, would be able to inject the same level of enthusiasm that self-described “gamer” Satoru Iwata brought to the iconic company. However, Nintendo has reported nothing but positive news since the beginning of his tenure… outside of the shortages of its hot items.
Nintendo’s resurgence thanks to the Nintendo Switch and mobile games has no doubt impressed the shareholders, who will be happy just as long as their pockets are lined with green.