Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima will step down on June 28, the company has announced.
Kimishima was promoted to president after the death of Satoru Iwata in 2015.
To this point, he has overseen the release of the Switch, Nintendo’s move into the mobile space, the release of some of Nintendo’s most successful games, and the launch of cardboard peripheral line Labo.
Nintendo has only had five presidents in its 128-year history, and Kimishima’s two-and-a-half-year reign at the top will be the company’s shortest ever.
Nintendo said it wants a younger leader, and Kimishima’s replacement will be Shuntaro Furukawa, who currently runs Nintendo’s global marketing department.
Furukawa, who at 46 is considered young to be a running a company in Japan, has been with Nintendo since 1994.
He’s The Pokémon Company’s outside director and Nintendo’s managing executive officer.
Iwata was just 42 when he took over Nintendo in 2002.