Satoru Iwata has been re-elected as the president of Nintendo at the Annual Shareholders Meeting.
The decision to re-elect Iwata shows the company still has confidence in him to lead the company, despite a declining confidence rating and recent health concerns.
Those same health concerns meant that Iwata couldn’t attend the shareholder meeting but did make a statement ahead of the event:
“I have no choice but to miss the company’s very important activity, the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, to be held this month. As the president of the company, I regret that I cannot attend the meeting. However, I understand that I have to prioritise my medical treatment and to recover as soon as possible so that I will again be able to do my best to help the company to grow. I hope that you understand.”
The meeting also revealed that Mario Kart 8, a Wii U exclusive, has reached 2 million units sold since it’s launch on the 29th May.