#Nintendo reveals its restructuring plans
The company released the following charts documenting the personnel changes in management, which go into effect on September 16th.
Nintendo also announced some major organizational changes that will also go into effect on September 16th. The company is merging its Integrated Research & Development Division and the System Development Division into the newly branded Platform Technology Development Division. This group will be responsible for development of Nintendo hardware, OS, development tools, and network.
The Entertainment Analysis & Development Division and the Software Planning & Development Division, the two in-house departments at Nintendo responsible for creating games, have also been folded into one department, called the Entertainment Planning & Development Division. This new group will not only aid in the creation of games on Nintendo platforms, but also for smart devices. Katsuya Eguchi (known for his work as producer for the Animal Crossing series) and Yoshiaki Koizumi (producer of several 3D Mario titles) will share the position of Deputy General Manager of this new department. Former SPD General Manager Shinya Takahashi will serve as General Manager.
On the business side, Nintendo has established an entirely new department called the Business Development Division, which will handle “refining the business model for the dedicated video game system business.” It is also in charge of growing Nintendo’s smart phone games business, as well as any new businesses that will feature Nintendo’s IP.
In the table below, you will find a full list of Nintendo’s new management structure.
Management Structure (above Deputy General Manager of a division level; as of September 16, 2015)
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