GENERAL MANAGER, ENTERTAINMENT PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT, NINTENDO CO.
Nintendo sold 7.6 million Switches in the seven months after they hit the market, helping The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, one of the console’s first titles, become the fastest-selling game in company history. The system is the biggest shake-up in gaming since the Wii introduced virtual bowling and tennis to grandparents throughout the world in late 2006, and it represents a stunning success for Koizumi, who took over as Nintendo’s creative force in 2014 from legendary designer Shigeru Miyamoto, the man behind landmark games Super Mario Bros. and Donkey Kong.
Wow, now that's quite a big deal! Really awesome to see Koizumi get mentioned on this list. His profile has certainly been raised with Nintendo fans in 2017. Cool to know that the rest of the world is taking notice as well! I have a feeling he's only just getting started!